Stone Age Economics

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Transaction Publishers, 1974 - Economic anthropology - 348 pages
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User Review  - dono421846 - LibraryThing

This classic text can be read as an extended dissection of the concept of reciprocity, which has served as a cornerstone of anthropological economics and social relations. The section "correcting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Zacharygs - Goodreads

This was... well, fairly boring. Perhaps why I'm not an anthropologist. It's largely putting Polanyi's "Substantive" economics into work in a few key areas. At least the author is occasionally spicy ... Read full review

Contents

The Original Affluent Society
1
The Domestic Mode of Production The Structure of Underproduction
41
The Domestic Mode of Production Intensification of Production
101
The Spirit of the Gift
149
On the Sociology of Primitive Exchange
185
Exchange Value and the Diplomacy of Primitive Trade
277
Bibliography
315
Index
337
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