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Political Economy, Neoliberalism, and the Prehistoric Economies of Latin America Vol: 32

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24 Oct 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
300 pages - 156 x 234 x 30mm
Research in Economic Anthropology


Volume 32 of REA continues the series' on-going presentation of new and highly engaging anthropological research. Chapters contained herein reflect the diverse range of broad based and localized topics economic anthropologists currently explore from various critical perspectives. Spanning deep history and present day economic processes, the contributions to this volume are subdivided into three major thematic sections. Part I addresses questions of how the political economy is articulated at the macro- and micro-level through processes of consumption, production, gift-giving, and evolution. The essays of Part II assume a more critical stance as outcomes of neoliberalism are considered from both a gendered and institutional perspective. Finally, the papers of Part III shift focus to the prehistoric economies of Latin America.
List of Contributors. Preface. Understanding Intersections of Development, Neoliberalism, and Prehistoric Economies: An Overview of REA. Sweatshop Exchanges: Gifts and Giving in the Global Factory. Seeking Abundance: Consumption as a Motivating Factor in Cities Past and Present. Economic Anthropology After the Great Debate: The Role and Evolution of Institutionalist Thought. Protestant Ethic and Prosperity: Vegetable Production in Almolonga, Guatemala. Simple Financial Economic Models of Prehistoric Fremont Maize Storage and an Assessment of External Threat. Of Coyotes, Crossings, and Cooperation: Social Capital and Women's Migration at the Margins of the State. Culture Trumps Reason: How Wall Street Manipulated the American Dream to Enrich Itself and Why The Victims of the Scam Were Put Out on the Street While the Perpetrators Were Rescued by the Government. A Theory of the Ancient Mesoamerican Economy. The Late Prehispanic Economy of the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico: Weaving Threads from Data, Theory, and Subsequent History. Wealth on the Hoof: Camelid Faunal Remains and Subsistence Practices in Jachakala, Bolivia. Interregional Interaction and Social Change at El Dornajo. Political Economy, Neoliberalism, and the Prehistoric Economies of Latin America. Research in Economic Anthropology. Research in Economic Anthropology. Copyright page.

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