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New Directions in Economic Anthropology By Susana Narotzky

New Directions in Economic Anthropology by Susana Narotzky

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A critical guide to the main themes in economic anthropology: production, distribution, consumption and social reproduction

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New Directions in Economic Anthropology by Susana Narotzky

Using an historical perspective, Narotzky highlights the interdependent nature of the contemporary world economy, and includes case studies of Western societies. She gives special emphasis to current issues such as the anthropology of work, the informal economy, and the cultures of industrialisation.

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'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

About Susana Narotzky

Susana Narotzky is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Barcelona. She is the former President of the European Association of Social Anthropologist.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Production The ecosystem Technological processes Access to resources The question of 'work' in western societies 2. Distribution and exchange Forms of Reciprocity and Redistribution Exchange Circulation Market culture or market system? 3. Consumption Defining consumption The consumption unit What happens within the consumption unit? Beyond the domestic group boundaries Producing while consuming 4. Social reproduction Production and reproduction 5. Conclusion 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 Bibliography Index

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New Directions in Economic Anthropology by Susana Narotzky
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