'Peopled Economies: Conversations with Stephen Gudeman' availabe for free
|To my pleasant surprise, I found that a recent volume of contributions centering around the work of economic anthropologist Stephen Gudeman, including his own long article, (Peopled Economies: Conversations with Stephen Gudeman, ed. by Staffan Löfving) is available for download for free at the publisher's website: download link (pdf, 912 k). (At Amazon, a hardcover print is $39.50.) The volume appears to be, on the basis of some reading and browsing, a useful look at Gudeman's work, concentrating mainly on his The Anthropology of Economy. Considering the volume is titled "Conversations," the second article in the book, "Resisting the Black Hole of Neoclassical Formalism in Economic Anthropology: A Polemic" by Alf Hornborg is surprisingly critical of Gudeman's Anthropology of Economy, but with Gudeman's reply to the critique at the end of the volume, it should make good and constructive reading. (I'm similarly not at ease with Gudeman's community-market dichotomy.)|
Perhaps I'll comment more on the book after I've read it through. Or, then I may end up not doing so...
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