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The main focus of the volume - the processes of choice and decision-making in different economic systems - offers exceptional scope for the convergence of economic and anthropological perspectives. It concentrates on transactions that both express and influence social relationships and values. Covering a wide geographic area there are specific studies on societies in Equatorial Africa, Colombia, South India and the Balkans. First published in 1967.
Includes contributions; R.W. Firth - Themes in economic anthropology; a general comment; L. Joy One economists view of the relationship between economics and anthropology; R. Frankenberg Economic anthropology; one anthropologists view; P.S. Cohen - Economic analysis and economic man; some comments on a controversy; M. Douglas Primitive rationing; a study in controlled exchange; F. Barth - Economic spheres in Darfur; L. Joy An economic homologue of Barths presentation of economic spheres in Darfur; S. Ortiz - The structure of decision making among Indians of Colombia; S. Epstein - Productive efficiency and customary systems of rewards in rural south India; L. Baric - Traditional groups and new economic opportunities in rural Yugoslavia; material derived from A.S.A. sponsored conference on economic anthropology held at Oxford, June 1965.

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