Part 1 Studies of Otavalo, Ecuador: the reconquest of Otavalo, Ecuador - indigenous economic gains and new power relations, Lynn A. Meisch; the handicraft archipelago - consumption, migration, and the social organization of a transnational Andean ethnic group, Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld; ethnicity, property and the state - legal rhetoric and the politics of community in Otavalo, Ecuador, Elizabeth Marberry Rogers. Part 2 Commoditization: morals of praise - broadcast media and the commoditization of Jeli performances in Mali, Dorothea E. Schulz; the tragedy of commoditization - political ecology of the Colorado River Delta's destruction, James B. Greenberg. Part 3 Women as consumers and producers: consuming women, producing men - the gendered construction of elite Jordanian shoppers, E. Anne Beal; the family in the household - women, relationships and economic history in Peru, Susan Vincent. Part 4 Subsistence and market production - Siberia, Mexico, Sierra Leone: kinship and exchange among the Dolgan and Nganasan of northern Siberia, John P. Ziker; the political economy of coffee in Sierra Juarez of Oaxaca, Mexico, Roberto J. Gonzalez; why the Mende became tree-croppers, Barry L. Issac. Part 5 Complex prehistoric economies - poverty point (Louisiana) and American bottom (Illinois): elements and organization of poverty point political economy - high-water fish, exotic rocks and sacred Earth, Jon L. Gibson; pre-Mississippian economies in the American bottom of southwestern Illinois, 3000 B.C.-A.D. 1050, Andrew C. Fortier.