1. Production of Wealth


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A general framework of production systems, hunting, pastoralism and slash and burn, settled peasantries, industrial societies, and their subdivisions. Ways of making a living. The organization and nature of work. Some advantages and disadvantages of each and reasons for movement from one to another.

Hann, chapter 6; Sahlins, chs.2,3;
Karl Polanyi, ‘The Economy as Instituted Process’ in Trade and Markets in the Early Empires, eds. Polanyi et al (1958), reprinted in LeClair and Schneider, pp.122-167 (for further support for Polanyi’s views, and two counter-criticisms, see the same, pp. 168-233)


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