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Gifts and commodities

Author: C A Gregory
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Hau Books, [2015].
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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4e de couv.: Christopher A. Gregory's Gifts and commodities is one of the undisputed classics of economic anthropology. On its publication in 1982, it spurred intense, ongoing debates about gifts and gifting, value, exchange, and the place of political economy in anthropology. Gifts and commodities is, at once, a critique of neoclassical economics and development theory, a critical history of colonial Papua New  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C A Gregory
ISBN: 9780990505013 0990505014
OCLC Number: 922623562
Description: lxiii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Marilyn Strathern --
Preface to the first edition --
Preface to the second edition --
PART ONE: CONCEPTS --
Chapter I: The competing theories --
Chapter II: A framework of analysis --
Chapter III: Gifts and commodities: Circulation --
Chapter IV: Gifts and commodities: Reproduction --
Chapter V: Traditional and modern goods: A critique --
PART TWO: THEORY --
Chapter VI: The transformation of gifts into commodities in colonial Papua New Guinea --
Chapter VII: The transformation of commodities into gifts in colonial Papua New Guinea
Responsibility: C.A. Gregory ; foreword by Marilyn Strathern ; new preface by the author.
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Includes a fresh foreword by anthropologist Marilyn Strathern. This volume discusses the ongoing response to the book and the debates it has engendered.  Read more...

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