Capitalism: An Ethnographic Approach

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jan 1, 1997 - Social Science - 384 pages

This provocative book challenges many of our ingrained assumptions about the direction of contemporary capitalism and offers fresh perspectives that will inform the development of a new and relevant political economy for our times. The complex and often contradictory world within which modern commodities are produced, sold and consumed is set within the larger context of transnational business and economic developments. The importance of factors such as profitability and globalization is highlighted, and a sophisticated analysis of the contradictions and ironies of the world of modern commodities emerges. Trinidad provides an ideal setting for this study, given its recent oil boom and recession and the subsequent experience of both wealth and poverty.

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ethnography is arguably the best way to describe the global-to-local transformations that miller identifies in trinidad, but this particular study does a poor job doing it. miller consistently draws ... Read full review


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Daniel Miller is a Professor of Anthropology, at University College London. Recent books include A Theory of Shopping, The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach (with Don Slater) and Ed. Car Cultures.

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