Money and the Morality of Exchange

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Jonathan Parry, Maurice Bloch, Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press, Nov 9, 1989 - Business & Economics - 276 pages
This volume deals with the way in which money is symbolically represented in a range of different cultures from South and South-East Asia, Africa, Oceania and South America. More especially, it is concerned with the moral evaluation of monetary and commercial exchanges as against exchanges of other kinds.
 

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Contents

Introduction Money and the morality of exchange
1
Misconceiving the grain heap a critique of the concept of the Indian jajmani system
33
On the moral perils of exchange1
64
Money men and women
94
Cooking money gender and the symbolic transformation of means of exchange in a Malay fishing community
117
Drinking cash the purification of money through ceremonial exchange in Fiji
142
The symbolism of money in Imerina
165
Resistance to the present by the past mediums and money in Zimbabwe
191
Precious metals in the Andean moral economy
209
The earth and the state the sources and meanings of money in Northern Potosi Bolivia
232
Index
269
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