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Introduction: money and the morality of exchange

Parry, Jonathan and Bloch, Maurice (1989) Introduction: money and the morality of exchange. In: Parry, Jonathan and Bloch, Maurice, (eds.) Money and the Morality of Exchange. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 1-32. ISBN 9780521367745

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This collection is concerned with the symbolic representation of money in a range of different societies, and more specifically with the moral evaluation of monetary and commercial exchanges. It focuses on the different cultural meanings surrounding monetary transactions, emphasizing the enormous cultural variation in the way money is symbolized and how this symbolism relates to culturally constructed notions of production, consumption, circulation, and exchange.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 1989 Cambridge University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2011 14:44

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