Economies and cultures foundations of economic anthropology pdf

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economies and cultures foundations of economic anthropology pdf

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Anthropology Optional UPSC - Economic Anthropology - UPSC / IAS Mains

PDF | Economies and Cultures: Foundations of Economic Anthropology. RICHARD R. WILK. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, xvii. pp.

Climate Change, Culture, and Economics: Anthropological Investigations

One of the hallmarks of the human species is our flexibility: culture enables humans to thrive in extreme arctic and desert environments, to make our homes in cities and rural settings alike. Yet amidst this great diversity there are also universals. For example, all humans, like all organisms, must eat. We all must make our living in the world, whether we do so through foraging, farming, or factory work. At its heart, economic anthropology is a study of livelihoods: how humans work to obtain the material necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter that sustain our lives.

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Economic anthropology is the product of a juxtaposition of two academic disciplines in the twentieth century. It would be wrong to speak of the relationship between economics and anthropology as a dialogue. Since anthropologists in this period based their intellectual authority on the fieldwork method, discourse in economic anthropology has generally been preoccupied with the interpretation of economic ideas in the light of ethnographic findings. After briefly considering the idea of economy in anthropological perspective, we divide our account into three historical periods. The first covers from the s to the s, when economics and anthropology emerged as modern academic disciplines. A bureaucratic revolution concentrated power in strong states and corporate monopolies, yet economics reinvented itself as the study of individual decision-making in competitive markets.

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