3. Exchange of Wealth


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The variations in different economic formations, including gifts, barter, reciprocity, commodities, special purpose and general markets. The embedded and dis-embedded market economies and the theories of the transition to capitalism.

Hann, chapter 7; Sahlins, chs. 4-6
Malinowski, B. Argonauts of the Western Pacific (1922) [essential extracts in LeClair and Schneider, pp.17-40]
Mauss, M., The Gift (reprinted 1974)
Gregory, C., Gifts and Commodities (1982)
Dalton, George, ‘Primitive Money’, American Anthropologist (1965), vol.67, reprinted in Dalton
Drucker, Philip, ‘The Potlatch’ from Philip Drucker, Cultures of the North Pacific Coast, pp.55-66, reprinted in Dalton.


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