Anthropological Enquiries Into Policy, Debt, Business And Capitalism Vol: 40

Donald C. Wood
Graduate School of Medicine, Akita University, Japan


Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781839096594
Published:
09 Jun 2020
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
264 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Research in Economic Anthropology
Volume 40 of Research in Economic Anthropology explores current issues in national and international policy, cost and debt, business and capitalism, and economic theory and behavior specifically pertaining to Brazil. The underlying theme running through the collection is the steady encroachment of neoliberalism into economic policy and practice, and the impact this has had on everyday ways of life.  

In Part I, Raja Swamy explores post-disaster relocation and livelihood issues in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India, Anthony Rausch and Junichiro Koji investigate Japan’s Hometown Tax Donation Program, and Emma Gilberthorpe argues for development plans that incorporate indigenous people’s needs and worldviews. In Part II, Vassily Pigounides empirically analyzes a revenue management system originating in France, Irene Sabaté Muriel looks at the moral economy of mortgage lending and economic reasoning during the housing bubble that rocked Spain when it burst in 2007, and Mathias Krabbe explores debt among US college students. In Part III, Ieva Snikersproge examines a French worker cooperative ice cream venture, Andres Gramajo quantitively measures the strength of capitalist thought among business owners in Latin America, and Michal Stein and John Vertovec explore individual action in the transitional economy in Havana’s tourist-oriented dance instruction world. In Part IV, Sidney Greenfield theorizes on two coexisting but disjunct patterns of behavior in Brazil, which give rise to tension, corruption allegations, and public scandals, and Guilherme Falleiros analyzes the structural shifts between global capitalism and indigenous ways of life in the same country.
Part I – National And International Policy 
Paper 1. The Cost Of Relocation: Water And Fishers In Post-Tsunami Nagapattinam, South India; Raja Swamy 
Paper 2. A New Case In The Anthropology Of Taxation: The Social Science Of Critiquing Japan’s Furusato Nozei Tax Program; Anthony Rausch, Junichiro Koji 
Paper 3. In Search Of "The Complete Story": Indigenous Peoples And Structural Inequalities In Global Policy Planning; Emma Gilberthorpe 

Part II – Cost And Debt 
Paper 4. Predicting Prices, Persuading Users: Price Recommendations And The Rhetorical Logic Of Algorithms; Vassily Pigounides 
Paper 5. Mortgage Lending And Economic Wrongdoing During The Spanish Housing Bubble; Irene Sabaté Muriel 
Paper 6.The Price Of Higher Education: Experiences Of American Student Loan Borrowers; Mathias Sosnowski Krabbe 

Part III– Business And Capitalism 
Paper 7. Milkerie Worker Cooperative In France: A Struggle To Propose An Alternative To Capitalist Enterprise; Ieva Snikersproge 
Paper 8. Are Business Owners True Believers In Capitalism? Evidence From Latin America; Andres Gramajo
Paper 9. The Transformative Dynamics Of Self-Employed Dance Instruction In Havana, Cuba’s Tourism Industry; Michal Stein, John Vertovec

Part IV – Economic Behavior And Theory In Brazil 
Paper 10. When Is A Kickback Like Fulfilling A Vow To A Saint? “Popular” Religions, Dyadic Exchanges And Corruption In Brazil; Sidney M. Greenfield 
Paper 11. The Theft Of The Jaguar’s Fire Is Not Property In Indigenous Central Brazil; Guilherme L J Falleiros
Donald C. Wood is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Medicine, Akita University, Akita, Japan. He has been researching social conditions in northeastern Japan since 1995, and has been editor of REA since 2005.

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