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Economic life in the real world: logic, emotion and ethics

Stafford, Charles ORCID: 0000-0002-8024-5563 (2019) Economic life in the real world: logic, emotion and ethics. New Departures in Anthropology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781108483216

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Identification Number: 10.1017/9781108673426


This clearly written and engaging book brings together anthropology, psychology and economics to show how these three human science disciplines address fundamental questions related to the psychology of economic life in human societies - questions that matter for people from every society and every background. Based around vivid examples drawn from field research in China and Taiwan, the author encourages anthropologists to take the psychological dimensions of economic life more seriously, but also invites psychologists and economists to pay much more attention than they currently do to cultural and historical variables. In the end, this intrinsically radical book challenges us to step away from disciplinary assumptions and to reflect more deeply on what really matters to us in our collective social and economic life.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2019 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 09:24
Last Modified: 30 May 2024 16:24

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