Economies and Cultures
Foundations of Economic Anthropology 2nd Revised edition
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Economies and Cultures by Richard R. Wilk
Book DescriptionThis synthesis of modern economic anthropology goes to the heart of a thriving subdiscipline and identifies the fundamental practical and theoretical problems that give economic anthropology its unique strengths and vision. More than any other anthropological subdiscipline, economic anthropology constantly questions and debates the practical motives of people as they go about their daily lives. Tracing the history of the dialogue between anthropology and economics, Richard Wilk and Lisa Cliggett move economic anthropology beyond the narrow concerns of earlier debates and place the field directly at the center of current issues in the social sciences. They focus on the unique strengths of economic anthropology as a meeting place for symbolic and materialist approaches and for understanding human beings as both practical and cultural. In so doing, the authors argue for the wider relevance of economic anthropology to applied anthropology and identify other avenues for interaction with economics, sociology, and other social and behavioral sciences. The second edition of Economies and Cultures contains an entirely new chapter on gifts and exchange that critically approaches the new literature in this area, as well as a thoroughly updated bibliography and guide for students for finding case studies in economic anthropology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813343655
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard R. Wilk
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Presents ecology and environmental studies from an anthropological point of view. This book connects the theory and practice in environment and anthropology, giving readers an intellectual foundation as well as offering practical tools for solving environmental problems.
Anthropology of Media, Hardback (January 2002)View all books by Richard R. Wilk
* Brings together key writings in the emergent field of the anthropology of media for the first time. * Offers critical overview of how mass media represents and constructs both Western and non--Western cultures. * Integrates key themes in the anthropology of media by means of editorial commentary.
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Author Biography - Richard R. Wilk
Richard R. Wilk is professor of anthropology and gender studies at Indiana University. Lisa C. Cliggett is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Kentucky.
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