Category Archives: Economic

The Mysterious Gift

Exchange is strange. What does it mean? Here are two videos which look at the complexity of the gift from different angles. In the first Sheldon Cooper thinks he’s cracked the code on how to properly exchange gifts, but then … Continue reading

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Resources on the Kung

When I was an undergraduate this was one of the first ethnographies I was assigned to read, Nisa, the life and words of a !Kung woman / Marjorie Shostak. There are so many different topics here you are almost certainly … Continue reading

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How to understand “Trade Liberalization and Economic Development”

In the discipline of anthropology the study of economics becomes very broad. We tend to think of any behavior that results in people sustaining themselves as economic behavior, so modes of subsistence from food foraging to agriculture are considered kinds … Continue reading

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