New Directions in Economic Anthropology
A critical guide to the main themes in economic anthropology: production, distribution, consumption and social reproduction
Susan Narotzky is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Barcelona, Spain. She is Secretary of the American Anthropological Association and past President of the European Association of Social Anthropologists.
'Narotzky is particularly compelling in her discussion of the relation between the counted and unaccounted as it enters practices and ideology in the informal economy, family business and home life' - Anthropology Today
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The question of 'work' in western societies
2. Distribution and exchange
Forms of Reciprocity and Redistribution
Market culture or market system?
The consumption unit
What happens within the consumption unit?
Beyond the domestic group boundaries
Producing while consuming
4. Social reproduction
Production and reproduction
Local culture and economic models
The case study. Local processes in the construction of labour/ capital relations
Models of analysis for a 'New Economic Organisation'
Work experiences and labour/ capital relations
Rethinking proletarianisation and class
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