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Barter and social regeneration in the Argentinian Andes

Author: Olivia Angé
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite the pervasiveness of barter across societies, this mode of transaction has largely escaped the anthropologist's gaze. Drawing on data from fairs in the Argentinean Andes, this book unveils both barter's regime of value and its related social performativity. It explores fairs' embeddedness within religious celebration, arguing that barter is addressed as a sacrifice to catholic figures and local ancestors,  Read more...
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Angé, Olivia.
Barter and social regeneration in the Argentinian Andes.
[New York] : Berghahn Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018024653
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivia Angé
ISBN: 9781785336829 1785336827
OCLC Number: 1007087448
Description: xii, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Household economy in an Argentinean highland village --
Historical perspectives on Andean fairs --
The fair: A religious gathering of people and things --
Modalities of transactions at fairs --
Barter and the making of society.
Responsibility: Olivia Angé.

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Drawing on ethnographic data from fairs in the Southern Andes involving highland herders and lowland cultivators, This book advances an anthropology of the practice of barter, contributing to a  Read more...

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