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A Handbook of Economic Anthropology

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A Handbook of Economic Anthropology

3rd edition

9781839108914 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by James G. Carrier, Academic researcher and author in the field of anthropology
Publication Date: May 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 891 4 Extent: c 576 pp
Offering a new and comprehensive overview of important topics and orientations in the anthropological study of economic life, this invigorating third edition of A Handbook of Economic Anthropology addresses key changes in the decade since the previous edition in people’s economic lives and environments, as well as in intellectual interest among scholars.

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Offering a new and comprehensive overview of important topics and orientations in the anthropological study of economic life, this invigorating third edition of A Handbook of Economic Anthropology addresses key changes in the decade since the previous edition in people’s economic lives and environments, as well as in intellectual interest among scholars.

The Handbook contains diverse reflections on the economic turmoil of 2008 and the austerity that followed. Containing 35 newly commissioned chapters from important scholars in the field, it covers the nature of work and the changing ways people think about it, as stable jobs give way to short term work and the platform economy, as well as the expansion of the financial sector and efforts to control it. Chapters further explore social reproduction, the maintenance and regeneration of households and social relations over time, as well as the increasing concern with value, morality and ethics, both as things that motivate people and as policy orientations.

This will be a critical read for academic anthropologists looking for a state-of-the-art and thorough reference work for this key area of the discipline. Economic sociologists and geographers, as well as heterodox economists will also benefit from the broad range of empirical work and theoretical standpoints explored.
Critical Acclaim
‘A Handbook of Economic Anthropology accomplishes that rare feat of surveying the state-of-the-art in the field while also pushing the boundaries of research with new ideas and interpretations. The essays are compelling in their own right, but together they provide a comprehensive look at economic anthropology today and point the way for future work.’
– Edward F Fischer, Vanderbilt University, US, and author of The Good Life

‘James Carrier’s Handbook has established itself as an indispensable resource for economic anthropologists in the 21st century. The contributions assembled in this third edition make it as informative and innovative as its two predecessors.’
– Chris Hann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany
Contributors
Contributors include: Michael Blim, Katharina Bodirsky, Maxim Bolt, Charlotte Bruckermann, Mark Busse, James G. Carrier, Nathan Coben, Simon Coleman, Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Aaron Delgaty, Jacob Doherty, Matthew Doyle, Thomas Dunk, Jaume Franquesa, Victoria Goddard, Stephen Gudeman, Jason Hickel, Eric Hirsch, Barry L. Isaac, Anush Kapadia, Daniel Seabra Lopes, Stefanie Mauksch, Susana Narotzky, Don Nonini, Patrick O’Hare, Anthony Pickles, Frances Pine, Theodore Powers, Rebecca Prentice, Ivan Rajković, Richard H. Robbins, Don Robotham, Irene Sabaté Muriel, Andrew Sanchez, Ibrahim Sirkeci, Douglas Smit, David Sneath, Andreas Streinzer, Ida Susser, Armağan Teke Lloyd, André Thiemann, Greg Urban, Lale Yalçın-Heckmann
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