New Directions in Economic Anthropology
The past decade has witnessed the phenomenal rise of cultural studies on both sides of the Atlantic. This text asks whether the very success of this comparatively new field of academic enquiry stands as a tribute to anthropology, or whether the success of cultural studies is evidence of anthropology's fragmentation and decline. Amidst fears that anthropology is being eclipsed, this collection of essays asks what kinds of relationships are feasible between anthropology and cultural studies, and how they might develop in the future. Is there scope for fruitful dialogue and, if so, on whose terms? Are there shared theoretical agendas? In adopting an interdisciplinary approach to the anthropology of complex cultural issues, the contributors to this volume review both the challenges and the potential insights of cultural studies approaches within their field of research, and chart a potentially new agenda for anthropology in an increasingly shared terrain of globally interacting cultures and identities.
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abstract activities agricultural analysis articulation basic biological reproduction capital capitalist capitalist relations casa Catalan Catalan nationalism Catalonia central place theory Chayanov's circulation commodity concept concrete construction consumer consumption process context cooperative crucial cultural defined demand differentiation distinct distribution domestic group domestic labour E.P. Thompson economic anthropology economic process energy equivalences example exchange value expressed fact farm framework hegemonic historical household members housework human ideological income individual industrial integrated interesting kinship labour force labour market labour power labour process labour/capital relations Les Garrigues Marx material means of livelihood means of production migration Moreover natural networks non-market organisation of production peasant personal consumption perspective Polanyi political present production and reproduction production process realisation reciprocity regulations relations of production relationships social relations social reproduction societies specific structure subsistence surplus value technological theoretical theory transactions transfers transformation unit wage women workers