product description page

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

Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes (Hardcover) (Olivia Angeu0301) - image 1 of 1

about this item

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 unveils both barter's regime of value and its related social performativity. It explores fairs' embeddedness within religious celebration, arguing that barter is addressed as a sacrifice to catholic figures and local ancestors, and thus challenging a pervasive view of barter as solely 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: 232.0
Genre: Social Science, Business + Money Management
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Olivia Angeu0301
Language: English
Street Date: June 13, 2018
TCIN: 53238500
UPC: 9781785336829
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-2390

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.