BOOKS RECEIVED: Amalia Sa’ar, “Economic Citizenship: Neoliberal Paradoxes of Empowerment” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley With the spread of neo-liberal projects, responsibility for the welfare of minority and poor citizens has shifted from states to local communities. Businesses, municipalities, grassroots activists, and state functionaries share in projects meant to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stephen Gudeman and Chris Hann, eds., “Oikos and Market: Oikos and Market” Berghahn Books, 2018.
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Self-sufficiency of the house is practiced in many parts of the world but ignored in economic theory, just as socialist collectivization is assumed to have brought household self-sufficiency to an end. The ideals of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Micol Brazzabeni,  Manuela Ivone Cunha and Martin Fotta, eds., “Gypsy Economy: Romani Livelihoods and Notions of Worth in the 21st Century”  (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Economic arrangements of Romanies are complexly related to their social position. The authors of this volume explore these complexities, including how economic exchanges forge key social relationships of gender and ethnicity, how economic opportunities… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Eva Keller, “Beyond the Lens of Conservation: Malagasy and Swiss Imaginations of One Another” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The global agenda of Nature conservation has led to the creation of the Masoala National Park in Madagascar and to an exhibit in its support at a Swiss zoo, the centerpiece of which is… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stephen Gudeman and Chris Hann, eds., “Economy and Ritual: Studies of Postsocialist Transformations” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley According to accepted wisdom, rational practices and ritual action are opposed. Rituals drain wealth from capital investment and draw on a mode of thought different from practical ideas. The studies in this volume contest… Read More
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