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Title Anthropological considerations of production, exchange, vending and tourism / edited by Donald C. Wood
Published Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing, 2017
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Series Research in economic anthropology ; v. 37
Research in economic anthropology ; v. 37
Contents Front Cover; Anthropological Considerations of Production, Exchange, Vending and Tourism; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Contributors; Editorial Advisory Board; Introduction: Production, Exchange, Vending, and Tourism; Part I: Production; Cultural Economics and Ramifications of Home-Brewing, Selling and Consumption of Alcohol among the Maragoli of Western Kenya; Introduction; Beer Brewing in the Indigenous Maragoli Society; Study Site Description, Research Approach, and Methods; Brewing and Consumption of Beer in Contemporary Maragoli Society
Coffee and Smallholders in Pérez ZeledónOccupational Multiplicity and the Exit from Agriculture; The End of Smallholder Agriculture Pérez Zeledón?; Diversified Coffee Markets; Diversifying Farming; Conclusions: Transformative Synergies and Family Farming; Notes; Acknowledgements; References; Transition to Farming More Likely in a Land of Plenty; Introduction; Traditional Theories of the Transition to Farming and their Limits; The Multiple and Evolving Goals of Human Foraging Behaviour; Human/Environment Interaction and Niche Construction Theory; Niche Construction Theory
Effects of Beer Consumption on the Consumers' Household MembersConsequences of Beer Consumption on Producers' and Sellers' Households; Impact of Beer Brewing, Selling, and Drinking on Women's Agricultural Production; Efforts to Reduce the Detrimental Ramifications of Home-Made Beer Consumption; Conclusion; References; Synergistic Change and Smallholder Agriculture in Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica; Introduction; The Demise of the Family Farm? Livelihood Diversification and De-Agrarianization; Smallholder Agriculture in Pérez Zeledón; Historic Context of Coffee Production in Costa Rica
From Free Environment to Initial DomesticationDomestication and Cultivation: Related but Not Dependent; Social Organization and Institutions Related to Ownership; From Open-Access Resources to Exclusive Property Rights; The Coevolution of Foraging and Sharing; Property Rights and Farming: Linked but Not Dependent; Recent Theories and Levantine Archaeological Evidence Support 'Pull Explanations'; The Evolution of Human Manipulation of the Environment; The Evolution of the Forms of Ownership; Conclusion; Notes; Acknowledgement; References; Part II: Exchange
Long-Distance Exchange and Centralized Political Power in Precolumbian AmericaLong-Distance Exchange in Late Prehispanic States; Tawantinsuyu: The Inka Empire; Triple Alliance: The Aztec empire; Maya Kingdoms of Northern Yucatan; Long-Distance Exchange without Centralized Political Power and Social Stratification: The Land of Ulúa; Discussion and Concluding Remarks; References; Markets of the Heart: Weighing Economic and Ethical Values at Ten Thousand Villages; Introduction; Ten Thousand Villages Values; Economic Agency in the Face of "Capitalism"; What Vulnerabilities Are Visible?
Summary Volume 37 of REA features eleven original articles organized in four different sections, each focusing on a specific, popular and significant theme in economic anthropology: production, exchange, vending, and tourism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Economic anthropology.
Production (Economic theory)
Form Electronic book
Author Wood, Donald C., editor
ISBN 1787431940 (electronic bk.)
9781787431942 (electronic bk.)