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The Resource Money and the morality of exchange, edited by J. Parry and M. Bloch, (electronic resource)

Money and the morality of exchange, edited by J. Parry and M. Bloch, (electronic resource)

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Money and the morality of exchange
Title
Money and the morality of exchange
Statement of responsibility
edited by J. Parry and M. Bloch
Title variation
Money & the Morality of Exchange
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume deals with the way in which money is symbolically represented in a range of different cultures, from South and South-east Asia, Africa and South America. It is also concerned with the moral evaluation of monetary and commercial exchanges as against exchanges of other kinds. The essays cast radical doubt on many Western assumptions about money: that it is the acid which corrodes community, depersonalises human relationships, and reduces differences of quality to those of mere quantity; that it is the instrument of man's freedom, and so on. Rather than supporting the proposition that money produces easily specifiable changes in world view, the emphasis here is on the way in which existing world views and economic systems give rise to particular ways of representing money. But this highly relativistic conclusion is qualified once we shift the focus from money to the system of exchange as a whole. One rather general pattern that then begins to emerge is of two separate but related transactional orders, the majority of systems making some ideological space for relatively impersonal, competitive and individual acquisitive activity. This implies that even in a non-monetary economy these features are likely to exist within a certain sphere of activity, and that it is therefore misleading to attribute them to money. By so doing, a contrast within cultures is turned into a contrast between cultures, thereby reinforcing the notion that money itself has the power to transform the nature of social relationships.--
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UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Parry, Jonathan P.
  • Bloch, Maurice
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Exchange
  • Money
  • Economic anthropology
Label
Money and the morality of exchange, edited by J. Parry and M. Bloch, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511621659
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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
  • Cooking money: gender and the symbolic transformation of means of exchange in a Malay fishing community
  • Janet Carsten
  • Drinking cash: the purification of money through ceremonial exchange in Fiji
  • C. Toren
  • The symbolism of money in Imerina
  • Maurice Bloch
  • Resistance to the present by the past: mediums and money in Zimbabwe
  • David Lan
  • Precious metals in the Andean moral economy
  • M.J. Sallnow
  • Introduction: Money and the morality of exchange
  • The earth and the state: the sources and meanings of money in Northern Potosi, Bolivia
  • Olivia Harris
  • Jonathan Parry, Maurice Bloch
  • Misconceiving the grain heap: a critique of the concept of the Indian jajmani system
  • C.J. Fuller
  • On the moral perils of exchange
  • Jonathan Parry
  • Money, men and women
  • R.L. Stirrat
Control code
CR9780511621659
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 276 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
9780521367745
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)726826254
Label
Money and the morality of exchange, edited by J. Parry and M. Bloch, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511621659
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
  • Cooking money: gender and the symbolic transformation of means of exchange in a Malay fishing community
  • Janet Carsten
  • Drinking cash: the purification of money through ceremonial exchange in Fiji
  • C. Toren
  • The symbolism of money in Imerina
  • Maurice Bloch
  • Resistance to the present by the past: mediums and money in Zimbabwe
  • David Lan
  • Precious metals in the Andean moral economy
  • M.J. Sallnow
  • Introduction: Money and the morality of exchange
  • The earth and the state: the sources and meanings of money in Northern Potosi, Bolivia
  • Olivia Harris
  • Jonathan Parry, Maurice Bloch
  • Misconceiving the grain heap: a critique of the concept of the Indian jajmani system
  • C.J. Fuller
  • On the moral perils of exchange
  • Jonathan Parry
  • Money, men and women
  • R.L. Stirrat
Control code
CR9780511621659
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 276 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
9780521367745
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)726826254

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