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The Resource Barter, exchange, and value : an anthropological approach, edited by Caroline Humphrey and Stephen Hugh-Jones, (electronic resource)

Barter, exchange, and value : an anthropological approach, edited by Caroline Humphrey and Stephen Hugh-Jones, (electronic resource)

Label
Barter, exchange, and value : an anthropological approach
Title
Barter, exchange, and value
Title remainder
an anthropological approach
Statement of responsibility
edited by Caroline Humphrey and Stephen Hugh-Jones
Title variation
Barter, Exchange & Value
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book concerns barter, a transaction in which objects are exchanged directly for one another without the use of money. Economists treat barter as an inefficient alternative to market exchange, and assume that it is normal only in 'primitive' economies or marks the breakdown of more developed exchange mechanisms. For their part, anthropologists have been more interested in the social and moral complexities of the 'gift', and treat barter dismissively as mere haggling. The authors of this collection do not accept that barter occupies a residual space between monetary and gift economies. Using accounts from different parts of the world, they aim to demonstrate that it is more than a simple and self-evident economic institution. Barter may constitute a mode of exchange with its own social characteristics occupying a specific moral space. This novel treatment of barter represents an original and topical addition to the literature on economic anthropology.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Humphrey, Caroline
  • Hugh-Jones, Stephen
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Barter
  • Ceremonial exchange
Label
Barter, exchange, and value : an anthropological approach, edited by Caroline Humphrey and Stephen Hugh-Jones, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511607677
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Politicised values : the cultural dynamics of peripheral exchange / Nicholas Thomas -- Yesterday's luxuries, tomorrow's necessities : business and barter in northwest Amazonia / Stephen Hugh-Jones -- Some notes on the economics of barter, money and credit / Luca Anderlini and Hamid Sabourian -- Fair dealing, just rewards : the ethics of barter in North-East Nepal / Caroline Humphrey -- Inter-tribal commodity barter and reproductive gift-exchange in old Melanesia / Alfred Gell -- Qualified value : the perspective of gift exchange / Marilyn Strathern
Control code
CR9780511607677
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (203 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521406826
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817913522
Label
Barter, exchange, and value : an anthropological approach, edited by Caroline Humphrey and Stephen Hugh-Jones, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511607677
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Politicised values : the cultural dynamics of peripheral exchange / Nicholas Thomas -- Yesterday's luxuries, tomorrow's necessities : business and barter in northwest Amazonia / Stephen Hugh-Jones -- Some notes on the economics of barter, money and credit / Luca Anderlini and Hamid Sabourian -- Fair dealing, just rewards : the ethics of barter in North-East Nepal / Caroline Humphrey -- Inter-tribal commodity barter and reproductive gift-exchange in old Melanesia / Alfred Gell -- Qualified value : the perspective of gift exchange / Marilyn Strathern
Control code
CR9780511607677
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (203 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521406826
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817913522

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