Of Relations and the Dead: Four Societies Viewed from the Angle of Their Exchanges - Explorations in Anthropology v. 18 (Paperback)
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Of Relations and the Dead: Four Societies Viewed from the Angle of Their Exchanges - Explorations in Anthropology v. 18 (Paperback)

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Paperback 132 Pages / Published: 04/10/1994
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Exchanges are fundamental to human societies. The authors show that the study of exchanges not only serves as a key to understanding particular societies as totalities but also helps to frame a comparative mode of analysis expressed in terms of a hierarchy of values. Starting with a comparative analysis of the different vocabularies used when dealing with exchange, the authors go on to provide a detailed account of how each society's exchanges form a genuine value-oriented system. Their conclusions shed light on important issues in anthropology such as the difference between subject and object; the construction of the person in the matrix of social relations; and the contrast between 'socio-cosmic' systems and other societies which recognize a universal term of reference beyond their community.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781859730461
Number of pages: 132
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 7 mm

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