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Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes - by Olivia Angeu0301 (Hardcover)

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Despite the pervasiveness of barter across societies, this mode of transaction has largely escaped the anthropologist’s gaze. Drawing on data from fairs in the Argentinean Andes, this book explores fairs’ embeddedness within religious celebration, arguing that barter is addressed as a sacrifice to catholic figures and local ancestors, and thus challenging a widespread view of barter as a non-monetary form of commodity exchange. Issues of value, identity, and exchange are considered, furthering our understanding of how social groups create themselves through material circulation.

Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Social Science, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Anthropology, General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Olivia Angeu0301
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2018
TCIN: 53238500
UPC: 9781785336829
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-2390
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