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Theory in economic anthropology

Author: Jean Ensminger
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2002.
Series: Society for Economic Anthropology monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title examines the contributions of anthropologists to general economic theory. The contributors challenge our understanding of human economies in the expanding global systems of interaction, with models and analyses from cross-cultural research.
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Theory in economic anthropology.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)604624561
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Ensminger
ISBN: 0759102058 9780759102057 0759102066 9780759102064
OCLC Number: 47443973
Notes: "Published in cooperaation with the Society for Economic Anthropology."
Description: xix, 316 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Theory in economic anthropology at the turn of the century --
Property rights and incentives for agricultural growth: women farmers' crop control and their use of agricultural inputs --
Transaction cost economics: accomplishments, problems, and possibilities --
Experimental economics: a powerful new method for theory testing in anthropology --
Commodity flows and the evolution of complex societies --
Economic transfers and exchanges: concepts for describing allocations --
Polanyi and the definition of capitalism --
Chayanov and theory in economic anthropology --
Space, place, and economic anthropology: locating potters in a Sri Lankan landscape --
Indians, markets, and transnational studies in Mesoamerican anthropology: predicaments and opportunities --
Transcending the formal/informal distinction: commercial relations in Africa and Russia in the post-1989 world --
Commodity chains and the international secondhand clothing trade: Salaula and the work of consumption in Zambia --
When good theories go bad: theory in economic anthropology and consumer research --
Decision making, cultural transmission, and adaptation in economic anthropology.
Series Title: Society for Economic Anthropology monographs.
Responsibility: edited by Jean Ensminger.

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