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Moral Economy at Work: Ethnographic Investigations in Eurasia

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Volume 8

Max Planck Studies in Anthropology and Economy

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Moral Economy at Work

Ethnographic Investigations in Eurasia

Edited by Lale Yalçın-Heckmann

Afterword by James G. Carrier

208 pages, 4 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-235-3 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (October 2021)

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“Contains a set of impressive ethnographic studies from a wide range of locations, introduced and tied together by an extremely clear, thorough and strong Introduction by Lale Yalçın-Heckmann.” • Frances Pine, Goldsmiths, University of London


The idea of a moral economy has been explored and assessed in numerous disciplines. The anthropological studies in this volume provide a new perspective to this idea by showing how the relations of workers, employees and employers, and of firms, families and households are interwoven with local notions of moralities. From concepts of individual autonomy, kinship obligations, to ways of expressing mutuality or creativity, moral values exert an unrealized influence, and these often produce more consent than resistance or outrage.

Lale Yalçın-Heckmann has been a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale and teaches anthropology at the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic. She is the co-editor of Caucasus Paradigms: Anthropologies, Histories and the Making of a World Area (LIT Publishers, 2007) and author of The Return of Private Property: Rural Life after Agrarian Reform in the Republic of Azerbaijan (LIT Publishers, 2010).

Subject: Political and Economic Anthropology Sociology


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