Money and the Morality of Exchange

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This volume deals with the way in which money is symbolically represented in a range of different cultures, from South and South-east Asia, Africa and South America. It is also concerned with the moral evaluation of monetary and commercial exchanges as against exchanges of other kinds. The essays cast radical doubt on many Western assumptions about money: that it is the acid which corrodes community, depersonalises human relationships, and reduces differences of quality to those of mere quantity; that it is the instrument of man's freedom, and so on. Rather than supporting the proposition that money produces easily specifiable changes in world view, the emphasis here is on the way in which existing world views and economic systems give rise to particular ways of representing money. But this highly relativistic conclusion is qualified once we shift the focus from money to the system of exchange as a whole. One rather general pattern that then begins to emerge is of two separate but related transactional orders, the majority of systems making some ideological space for relatively impersonal, competitive and individual acquisitive activity. This implies that even in a non-monetary economy these features are likely to exist within a certain sphere of activity, and that it is therefore misleading to attribute them to money. By so doing, a contrast within cultures is turned into a contrast between cultures, thereby reinforcing the notion that money itself has the power to transform the nature of social relationships.

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This collection is concerned with the symbolic representation of money in different societies, and especially with the moral evaluation of monetary and commercial exchanges of a different kind. It focuses not on the problems of monetary theory which have conventionally preoccupied the economist but on the different cultural meanings surrounding monetary transactions.

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1. Introduction: money and the morality of exchange Jonathan Parry and Maurice Bloch; 2. Misconceiving the grain heap: a critique of the concept of the Indian jajmani system C. J. Fuller; 3. On the moral perils of exchange Jonathan Parry; 4. Money, men and women R. L. Stirrat; 5. Cooking money: gender and the symbolic transformation of means of exchange in a Malay fishing community Janet Carsten; 6. Drinking cash: the purification of money through ceremonial exchange in Fiji C. Toren; 7. The symbolism of money in Imerina Maurice Block; 8. Resistance to the present by the past: mediums and money in Zimbabwe D. Lan; 9. Precious metals in the Andean economy M. J. Sallnow; 10. The earth and the state: the sources and meanings of money in Northern Potosi, Bolivia Olivia Harris.

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Descrizione libro CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1989. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 224 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This volume deals with the way in which money is symbolically represented in a range of different cultures, from South and South-east Asia, Africa and South America. It is also concerned with the moral evaluation of monetary and commercial exchanges as against exchanges of other kinds. The essays cast radical doubt on many Western assumptions about money: that it is the acid which corrodes community, depersonalises human relationships, and reduces differences of quality to those of mere quantity; that it is the instrument of man s freedom, and so on. Rather than supporting the proposition that money produces easily specifiable changes in world view, the emphasis here is on the way in which existing world views and economic systems give rise to particular ways of representing money. But this highly relativistic conclusion is qualified once we shift the focus from money to the system of exchange as a whole. One rather general pattern that then begins to emerge is of two separate but related transactional orders, the majority of systems making some ideological space for relatively impersonal, competitive and individual acquisitive activity. This implies that even in a non-monetary economy these features are likely to exist within a certain sphere of activity, and that it is therefore misleading to attribute them to money. By so doing, a contrast within cultures is turned into a contrast between cultures, thereby reinforcing the notion that money itself has the power to transform the nature of social relationships. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780521367745

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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW PRINT ON DEMAND., Money and the Morality of Exchange, Jonathan Parry, Maurice Bloch, This volume deals with the way in which money is symbolically represented in a range of different cultures, from South and South-east Asia, Africa and South America. It is also concerned with the moral evaluation of monetary and commercial exchanges as against exchanges of other kinds. The essays cast radical doubt on many Western assumptions about money: that it is the acid which corrodes community, depersonalises human relationships, and reduces differences of quality to those of mere quantity; that it is the instrument of man's freedom, and so on. Rather than supporting the proposition that money produces easily specifiable changes in world view, the emphasis here is on the way in which existing world views and economic systems give rise to particular ways of representing money. But this highly relativistic conclusion is qualified once we shift the focus from money to the system of exchange as a whole. One rather general pattern that then begins to emerge is of two separate but related transactional orders, the majority of systems making some ideological space for relatively impersonal, competitive and individual acquisitive activity. This implies that even in a non-monetary economy these features are likely to exist within a certain sphere of activity, and that it is therefore misleading to attribute them to money. By so doing, a contrast within cultures is turned into a contrast between cultures, thereby reinforcing the notion that money itself has the power to transform the nature of social relationships. Codice libro della libreria B9780521367745

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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 276 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.9in. x 0.8in.This collection is concerned with the symbolic representation of money in a range of different societies, and more specifically with the moral evaluation of monetary and commercial exchanges. It focuses on the different cultural meanings surrounding monetary transactions, emphasizing the enormous cultural variation in the way money is symbolized and how this symbolism relates to culturally constructed notions of production, consumption, circulation, and exchange. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780521367745

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