Anthropological Considerations of Production, Exchange, Vending and Tourism Vol: 37

Donald C. Wood
Akita Daigaku Igakubu, Japan


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787431959
Published:
25 Aug 2017
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
304 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Research in Economic Anthropology
Volume 37 of REA features eleven original articles organized in four different sections, each focusing on a specific, popular and significant theme in economic anthropology: production, exchange, vending, and tourism. The first section investigates the brewing (and selling) of homemade beer among Maragoli women in western Kenya, continuity and change in small-scale family farming in a rural part of Costa Rica, and theoretical models of the transitions to farming that marked the Neolithic Revolution. The second section, on exchange, opens with another archaeological examination—of relationships between long-distance exchange and the centralization of political power in Pre-Columbian America. This section also explores adaptations of the Ten Thousand Villages fair trade organization following the recent global recession, exchanges and “productive leisure” at North Market in Columbus, Ohio, and social values in flux over problems relating to exchange amidst conditions of scarcity in the Solomon Islands. The third section investigates the plight and adaptations of vendors in a southern Chinese city and on a Mexican beach, drawing attention to the effects of both national government policies and international trade agreements on their lives. The volume closes with a section that considers important and timely issues in tourism—the role of debt in commission-based relationships between showroom owners and tour guides in Agra, India, and risk, resilience, health, and government policy in Jamaica’s sex tourism industry.
CONTENTS 
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS 
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD 
INTRODUCTION 
PART I PRODUCTION  
CULTURAL ECONOMICS AND RAMIFICATIONS OF HOME-BREWING, SELLING AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL AMONG THE MARAGOLI OF WESTERN KENYA 
Edwins Laban Moogi Gwako  
SYNERGISTIC CHANGE AND SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE IN PÉREZ ZELEDÓN, COSTA RICA Deborah Sick 
TRANSITION TO FARMING MORE LIKELY IN A LAND OF PLENTY 
Serge Svizzero 
PART II EXCHANGE 
LONG-DISTANCE EXCHANGE AND CENTRALIZED POWER IN PRECOLUMBIAN AMERICA 
Kathryn M. Hudson and John S. Henderson  
MARKETS OF THE HEART: WEIGHING ECONOMIC AND ETHICAL VALUES AT TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES 
Laurel Zwissler  
PROVISIONING, SHOPPING AND PRODUCTIVE LEISURE AT NORTH MARKET, COLUMBUS, OHIO Lisa Marie Beiswenger and Jeffrey H. Cohen  
RELATIVE CUSTOMERS: DEMAND-SHARING, KINSHIP AND SELLING IN SOLOMON ISLANDS Rodolfo Maggio 
 PART III VENDING 
STRUGGLES WITH CHANGING POLITICS: STREET VENDOR LIVELIHOODS IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA 
Shuru Zhong and Hongyang Di 
SONS OF PEASANTS ON THE BEACH: VENDORS IN CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO 
Tamar Diana Wilson 
PART IV TOURISM 
DEBTS AND UNCERTAINTY: CIRCULATION OF ADVANCE MONEY AMONG TOURISM ENTREPRENEURS IN AGRA, INDIA 
Riddhi Bhandari 
MAKING “EASY” MONEY: RESILIENCE AND RISK IN JAMAICA 
Lauren C. Johnson 
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Exploring four types of economic activity—production, exchange, vending, and tourism—anthropologists discuss such topics as synergistic change and smallholder agriculture in Pérez Zeledón in Costa Rica, long-distance exchange and centralized political power in precolombian America, markets of the heart: weighing economic and ethical values at ten thousand villages, struggles with changing politics: street vendor livelihoods in contemporary China, and debts and uncertainty: the circulation of advance money among Indian tourism entrepreneurs in Agra.

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