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Women’s Work: Engendering Economic Anthropology

Florence E. Babb

in Women's Place in the Andes: Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298163
eISBN:
9780520970410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298163.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Economic anthropologists have been slow to take advantage of the scholarship on gender relations in society. Although there have been some positive developments in the direction of incorporating ... More


Pious Finance in the Islamic Global City

Daromir Rudnyckyj

in Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226551920
eISBN:
9780226552118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226552118.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter articulates the two central questions of the book: 1) what makes Islamic finance Islamic, and 2) what kind of alternative does Islamic finance present to conventional finance. It ... More


An Emergent Geoeconomics

Daromir Rudnyckyj

in Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226551920
eISBN:
9780226552118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226552118.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that Malaysia's Islamic finance project seeks to create a new geoeconomics by remaking the map of global finance. In decentering the global financial system from its focus on New ... More


Stories of Capitalism: Inside the Role of Financial Analysts

Stefan Leins

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523392
eISBN:
9780226523569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523569.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Why do financial analysts exist in the market? Stories of Capitalism seeks to find an anthropological explanation to a question economists have failed to answer. Building on recent developments in ... More


Tight Knit: Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion

Elizabeth L. Krause

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226557915
eISBN:
9780226558103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558103.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The coveted “Made in Italy” label calls to mind visions of nimble-fingered Italian tailors lovingly sewing elegant, high-end clothing. The phrase evokes a sense of authenticity, heritage, and rustic ... More


Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues

Joan Costa-Font and Mario Macis (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035651
eISBN:
9780262337915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035651.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The growing field of social economics explores how individual behavior is affected by group-level influences, extending the approach of mainstream economics to include broader social motivations and ... More


Introduction: Afghan Traders Across Modern Frontiers

Magnus Marsden

in Trading Worlds: Afghan Merchants Across Modern Frontiers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190247980
eISBN:
9780190492205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247980.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The introduction introduces the aims and scope of the book and its over-arching arguments. It situates the book’s ethnographic material on Afghan traders in relationship to scholarly work on ... More


Commentary

Florence E. Babb

in Women's Place in the Andes: Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298163
eISBN:
9780520970410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298163.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This commentary introduces works that consider how we can assess the nature of women’s participation in economies and societies when so much depends on the suppleness of our interpretations. The ... More


Money

Elizabeth L. Krause

in Tight Knit: Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226557915
eISBN:
9780226558103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558103.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

A Chinese protagonist’s “fistful of tears” troubles the dominant narrative that Chinese migrate to make money. This chapter juxtaposes the disparaging version that Italians tell about the Chinese ... More


Introduction: Theoretical Preliminaries and Methodology

Rajan Gurukkal

in Rethinking Classical Indo-Roman Trade: Political Economy of Eastern Mediterranean Exchange Relations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460854
eISBN:
9780199086382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460854.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

The chapter discusses theoretical preliminaries of the study and states its methodology. Critical political economy and the theory of social formation besides the relevant concepts of economic ... More


Trading Worlds: Afghan Merchants Across Modern Frontiers

Magnus Marsden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190247980
eISBN:
9780190492205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247980.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Trading Worlds is an anthropological study of Afghan merchants in Afghanistan, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. The book argues that the merchants collectively form a little understood yet rapidly ... More


Afterword

Rajan Gurukkal

in Rethinking Classical Indo-Roman Trade: Political Economy of Eastern Mediterranean Exchange Relations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460854
eISBN:
9780199086382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460854.003.0007
Subject:
History, Economic History

A summary of the major arguments and observations is given at the end by way of conclusion. It attempts at a recapitulation of the context, purports, questions, and methodological preoccupations of ... More


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