The Resource Barter, exchange, and value : an anthropological approach, edited by Caroline Humphrey and Stephen Hugh-Jones

Barter, exchange, and value : an anthropological approach, edited by Caroline Humphrey and Stephen Hugh-Jones

Label
Barter, exchange, and value : an anthropological approach
Title
Barter, exchange, and value
Title remainder
an anthropological approach
Statement of responsibility
edited by Caroline Humphrey and Stephen Hugh-Jones
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book concerns barter, a transaction in which objects are exchanged directly for one another without the use of money. Economists treat barter as an inefficient alternative to market exchange, and assume that it is normal only in 'primitive' economies or marks the breakdown of more developed exchange mechanisms. For their part, anthropologists are more interested in the social and moral complexities of the 'gift', and treat barter dismissively as mere haggling. The authors in this collection do not accept that barter occupies a residual space between monetary and gift economies. Using accounts from different parts of the world, they aim to demonstrate that it is more than a simple and self-evident economic institution. Barter may constitute a mode of exchange with its own social characteristics occupying a specific moral space. This novel treatment of barter represents an original and topical addition to the literature on economic anthropology
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
GN450.4
LC item number
.B37 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Humphrey, Caroline
  • Hugh-Jones, Stephen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barter
  • Ceremonial exchange
  • Antropologische aspecten
  • Ruilhandel
  • Troc
  • Échange cérémoniel
  • Barter
  • Ceremonial exchange
  • Ruilhandel
  • Antropologische aspecten
  • Troc
  • Échange cérémoniel
  • Tausch
  • Ökonomische Anthropologie
  • Aufsatzsammlung
Label
Barter, exchange, and value : an anthropological approach, edited by Caroline Humphrey and Stephen Hugh-Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Politicised values : the cultural dynamics of peripheral exchange / Nicholas Thomas -- Yesterday's luxuries, tomorrow's necessities : business and barter in northwest Amazonia / Stephen Hugh-Jones -- Some notes on the economics of barter, money and credit / Luca Anderlini and Hamid Sabourian -- Fair dealing, just rewards : the ethics of barter in North-East Nepal / Caroline Humphrey -- Inter-tribal commodity barter and reproductive gift-exchange in old Melanesia / Alfred Gell -- Qualified value : the perspective of gift exchange / Marilyn Strathern
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9780521404938
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
91019013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23900584
  • (OCoLC)ocm23900584
Label
Barter, exchange, and value : an anthropological approach, edited by Caroline Humphrey and Stephen Hugh-Jones
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Politicised values : the cultural dynamics of peripheral exchange / Nicholas Thomas -- Yesterday's luxuries, tomorrow's necessities : business and barter in northwest Amazonia / Stephen Hugh-Jones -- Some notes on the economics of barter, money and credit / Luca Anderlini and Hamid Sabourian -- Fair dealing, just rewards : the ethics of barter in North-East Nepal / Caroline Humphrey -- Inter-tribal commodity barter and reproductive gift-exchange in old Melanesia / Alfred Gell -- Qualified value : the perspective of gift exchange / Marilyn Strathern
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9780521404938
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
91019013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23900584
  • (OCoLC)ocm23900584

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