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Toward an anthropological theory of value : the false coin of our own dreams

Author: David Graeber
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2001.
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This innovative book is the first comprehensive synthesis of economic, political, and cultural theories of value. David Graeber reexamines a century of anthropological thought about value and exchange, in large measure to find a way out of quandaries in current social theory, which have become critical at the present moment of ideological collapse in the face of Neoliberalism. Rooted in an engaged, dynamic realism,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Graeber
ISBN: 0312240449 9780312240448 0312240457 9780312240455
OCLC Number: 46822270
Description: xiii, 337 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Three Ways of Talking about Value --
Current Directions in Exchange Theory --
Value as the Importance of Actions --
Action and Reflection, or Notes toward a Theory of Wealth and Power --
Wampum and Social Creativity among the Iroquois --
Marcel Mauss Revisited --
The False Coin of our own Dreams, or the Problem of the Fetish, IIIB.
Responsibility: David Graeber.
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