Anthropologies of Value : Cultures of Accumulation Across the Global North and South Hardback
Part of the Anthropology, Culture and Society series
Anthropologies of Value analyses the creation of value in a wide range of political and cultural contexts.
This edited collection includes anthropological case studies from around the globe; from the commodification of a Venezuelan waterfall to the relative value of penguins in periods of imperialist expansion. Questioning the validity of binary oppositions such as `north/south', `core/periphery' and `west/the rest' as the basis of generalisations about culturally-mediated engagements with capitalism, this collection leaves no stone unturned in its search to understand and define anthropological value theory.
It provides much-needed, controversial new material for students of anthropology, and proposes an alternative, rarely discussed method of studying the world system which challenges mainstream existing work in the field.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Pluto Press
- Publication Date: 03/08/2016
- Category: Social & cultural anthropology
- ISBN: 9780745336633