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Economics and the Self-Interested Individual

Paul Sillitoe

in From Land to Mouth: The Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300142266
eISBN:
9780300162950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300142266.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter is concerned with the idea that the self-interested individual is a driving force behind human sociality. It first provides a further definition of economics, where it notes that while ... More


Community and the Other-Interested Individual

Paul Sillitoe

in From Land to Mouth: The Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300142266
eISBN:
9780300162950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300142266.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter further expands on the concept of the Melanesian individual, which was discussed in the previous chapter, in order to highlight its importance in understanding of the “economy.” It first ... More


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