By Thomas Widlok
This ebook examines the economic climate of sharing in numerous social and political contexts all over the world, with attention given to the position of sharing when it comes to social order and social swap, political strength, workforce formation, person networks and ideas of personhood. Widlok advocates a refreshingly large comparative method of our realizing of sharing, with a wealthy variety of fabric from hunter-gatherer ethnography along debates and empirical illustrations from globalized society, assisting scholars to prevent Western financial bias of their considering. Anthropology and the economic climate of Sharing additionally demonstrates that sharing is particular from gift-giving, alternate and reciprocity, that have turn into dominant topics in financial anthropology, and means that a brand new concentrate on sharing can have major repercussions for anthropological conception. Breaking new floor during this key subject, this quantity offers scholars with a coherent and obtainable evaluation of the financial system of sharing from an anthropological viewpoint.
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