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Political Economy To Anthropology

Situating Economic life in Past Societies

This collection represents a better understanding of ancient people’s attempts at situating economic life within society. Some of the topics covered include a social and economical analysis of ancient, pre-State Greece, Athens in particular; of the classical Maya; the Maori women and slaves; of rural India; rural Kentucky; and of pre-industrial Japan.

Edited by Colin Duncan and David Tandy Volume Three of the Critical Perspectives on Historic Issues series Scholars affected by Polanyi’s ideas came together to present talks at international conferences, and from those conferences arose this collection which represents a move toward a better understanding of the ancient people’s attempts at situating economic life within particular societies. Some of the topics covered include a social and economical analysis of ancient, pre-State Greece, Athens in particular; of the classical Maya; the Maori women and slaves; of rural India; rural Kentucky; and of preindustrial Japan. Contributors include:Walter Donlan, Ian Morris, John Adams, Vernon Scarborough, William Schaniel. The essays in this volume demonstrate the breadth of Polanyi’s influence across many disciplines.

Contributors include: Walter Donlan, Ian Morris, John Adams, Vernon Scarborough, William Schaniel.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction - Colin A. M. Duncan and David W. Tandy
1 Karl Polanyi’s Distinctive Approach to Social Analysis and the Case of Ancient Greece: Ideas, Criticisms, Consequences - David W. Tandy and Walter C. Neale
2 Chief and Followers in Pre-State Greece - Walter Dolan
3 The Community Against the Market in Classical Athens - Ian Morris
4 The Institutional Theory of Trade and the Organization of Intersocial Commerce in Ancient Athens - John Adams
5 Water Management as a Function of Locational and Appropriational Movements and the Case of the Classic Maya of Tikal
6 Hansatsu: Local Currencies in Pre-Industrial japan - Makoto Maruyama
7 potatoes, muskets, and a Changing Community: How the Changing Economic Roles of Women and Slaves Remained Embedded in Maori Society, 1769-1839
8 Exposure and Protection: The Double Movement in the Economic History of Rural India - Walter C. Neale
9 Time and the Economy in a Northeastern kentucky Region - Rhoda Halperin

Colin A. M. Duncan is adjunct assistant professor of history at Queen’s University in Kingston, where he specializes in the environmental history of British agriculture.

David W. Tandy is associate professor of classics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville; his specialty is early Greece.

Volume Three of the Critical Perspectives on Historic Issues series

1995: 186 pages

186 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction - Colin A. M. Duncan and David W. Tandy
1 Karl Polanyi’s Distinctive Approach to Social Analysis and the Case of Ancient Greece: Ideas, Criticisms, Consequences - David W. Tandy and Walter C. Neale
2 Chief and Followers in Pre-State Greece - Walter Dolan
3 The Community Against the Market in Classical Athens - Ian Morris
4 The Institutional Theory of Trade and the Organization of Intersocial Commerce in Ancient Athens - John Adams
5 Water Management as a Function of Locational and Appropriational Movements and the Case of the Classic Maya of Tikal
6 Hansatsu: Local Currencies in Pre-Industrial japan - Makoto Maruyama
7 potatoes, muskets, and a Changing Community: How the Changing Economic Roles of Women and Slaves Remained Embedded in Maori Society, 1769-1839
8 Exposure and Protection: The Double Movement in the Economic History of Rural India - Walter C. Neale
9 Time and the Economy in a Northeastern kentucky Region - Rhoda Halperin

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