Anthropology and the Economy of Sharing (Critical Topics in by Thomas Widlok

By Thomas Widlok

This e-book examines the economic system of sharing in quite a few social and political contexts all over the world, with attention given to the position of sharing in terms of social order and social swap, political energy, team formation, person networks and ideas of personhood. Widlok advocates a refreshingly wide comparative method of our figuring out of sharing, with a wealthy variety of fabric from hunter-gatherer ethnography along debates and empirical illustrations from globalized society, assisting scholars to prevent Western financial bias of their considering. Anthropology and the economic system of Sharing  additionally demonstrates that sharing is particular from gift-giving, alternate and reciprocity, that have turn into dominant topics in fiscal anthropology, and means that a brand new specialise in sharing could have major repercussions for anthropological idea. Breaking new flooring during this key subject, this quantity presents scholars with a coherent and available review of the economic climate of sharing from an anthropological point of view.

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