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Money and the Morality of Exchange

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  • Editors:
  • Jonathan Parry, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Maurice Bloch, London School of Economics and Political Science
Jonathan Parry, Maurice Bloch, C. J. Fuller, R. L. Stirrat, Janet Carsten, C. Toren, D. Lan, M. J. Sallnow, Olivia Harris
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  • This collection is concerned with the symbolic representation of money in a range of different societies, and more specifically with the moral evaluation of monetary and commercial exchanges. It focuses on the different cultural meanings surrounding monetary transactions, emphasizing the enormous cultural variation in the way money is symbolized and how this symbolism relates to culturally constructed notions of production, consumption, circulation, and exchange.

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511875618
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: money and the morality of exchange Jonathan Parry and Maurice Bloch
    2. Misconceiving the grain heap: a critique of the concept of the Indian jajmani system C. J. Fuller
    3. On the moral perils of exchange Jonathan Parry
    4. Money, men and women R. L. Stirrat
    5. Cooking money: gender and the symbolic transformation of means of exchange in a Malay fishing community Janet Carsten
    6. Drinking cash: the purification of money through ceremonial exchange in Fiji C. Toren
    7. The symbolism of money in Imerina Maurice Block
    8. Resistance to the present by the past: mediums and money in Zimbabwe D. Lan
    9. Precious metals in the Andean economy M. J. Sallnow
    10. The earth and the state: the sources and meanings of money in Northern Potosi, Bolivia Olivia Harris.

  • Editors

    Jonathan Parry, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Maurice Bloch, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Contributors

    Jonathan Parry, Maurice Bloch, C. J. Fuller, R. L. Stirrat, Janet Carsten, C. Toren, D. Lan, M. J. Sallnow, Olivia Harris

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