Anthropologies of Value : Cultures of Accumulation Across the Global North and South, Hardback Book

Anthropologies of Value : Cultures of Accumulation Across the Global North and South Hardback

Edited by Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrandez, Geir Henning Presterudstuen

Part of the Anthropology, Culture and Society series

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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.

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