Money and the Morality of Exchange
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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Introduction Money and the morality of exchange
Misconceiving the grain heap a critique of the concept of the Indian jajmani system
On the moral perils of exchange1
Money men and women
Cooking money gender and the symbolic transformation of means of exchange in a Malay fishing community
Drinking cash the purification of money through ceremonial exchange in Fiji
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