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Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes

Olivia Angé

232 pages, 22 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-682-9 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Not Yet Published (May 2018)

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“Olivia Angé has crafted an engaging, insightful, and timely work that constitutes an important contribution to Andean/Latin American Studies, economic and religious anthropology and the study of exchange. The author artfully weaves an edifying tapestry of the performativity of regional fairs among Kolla people of Argentina.” · David Berliner, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Description

Despite the pervasiveness of barter across societies, this mode of transaction has largely escaped the anthropologist’s gaze. Drawing on data from fairs in the Argentinean Andes, this book unveils both barter’s regime of value and its related social performativity. It explores fairs’ embeddedness within religious celebration, arguing that barter is addressed as a sacrifice to catholic figures and local ancestors, and thus challenging a pervasive view of barter as solely a non-monetary form of commodity exchange. Issues of value, identity, and exchange are considered, furthering our understanding of how social groups create themselves through material circulation.

Olivia Angé is Associate Professor in Economic Anthropology at the Université libre de Bruxelles. She specializes in the study of economic exchanges, agriculture, and cultural transmission in the Andes. Since 2005, she has conducted extensive fieldwork on barter fairs in the Argentinean cordillera. She is the co-author (with David Berliner) of Anthropology and Nostalgia (Berghahn, 2014).

Subject: General Anthropology Political Economy
Area: Latin America



Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1. Household Economy in an Argentinean Highland Village
Chapter 2. Historical Perspectives on Andean Fairs
Chapter 3. Fiesta: A Religious Gathering of People and Things
Chapter 4. Transactional Fabric at Fair
Chapter 5. Barter and the Making of Society

Conclusion

References

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