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Explorations in Economic Anthropology
Key Issues and Critical Reflections
Edited by Deema Kaneff and Kirsten W. Endres
316 pages, 2 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-139-4 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (July 2021)
ISBN 978-1-80073-911-6 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Published (June 2023)
eISBN 978-1-80073-140-0 eBook
“The volume offers an appreciable contribution, especially for those who are new to economic anthropology since it presents key concepts and debates of contemporary anthropology and offers a privileged access point to this field…[It] keeps the promise of its title representing an accessible repertoire of reflections capable of highlighting an important segment of the recent development of economic anthropology.” • Anthropos
“This is an impressive collection of essays that spans a huge array of themes, topics, writing styles and historical periods… The volume as a whole brings up lively conversations about a variety of themes in economic anthropology, and groups of the contributions can be used for class teaching on particular themes.” • Minh Nguyen, Bielefeld University
At a time of rising global economic precarity and social inequality, the field of economic anthropology offers solutions through the study of local and contextualized economic practices. This book is made up of an exciting collection of succinct essays authored by leading scholars primarily from the field of economic anthropology, but also featuring contributions from sociology and history. The chapters engage with debates at the cutting edge of research on the topics of Eurasia, the anthropology of postsocialism and the embeddedness of economic practices.
Deema Kaneff is Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Birmingham in the UK and Research Partner at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale, Germany.
Kirsten W. Endres is Head of Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale, Germany. Her books include Market Frictions: Trade and Urbanization at the Vietnam-China Border (Berghahn, 2019).
Subject: Political and Economic AnthropologySociology
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