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Economies of advice

James, Deborah ORCID: 0000-0002-4274-197X and Koch, Insa (2020) Economies of advice. In: Aldenderfer, Mark, (ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Oxford Research Encyclopedias. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

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Because of academic divisions of labour anthropologists have come late to the study of the changing landscape of welfare and advice provision in Euro-America (and beyond). But it is crucial to understanding contemporary economies. Attention to the increasing informalization, hybridization, plurality and complexity of welfare/care/advice provision in the context of 21st-century austerity Europe challenges the widely-held view of how state bureaucracies operate. The corollaries are the difficulties in accessing what help is available (hence the increasing need for advice) and an increase in grassroots mutual aid and activism to supplement and in some cases even supplant state advice provision.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2020 Oxford University Press
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 08:36
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2024 12:19

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