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Economic Persuasions


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Preface Stephen Gudeman Chapter 1. Introduction Stephen Gudeman Chapter 2. Simplicity in economic anthropology: Persuasion, form and substance James G. Carrier Chapter 3. The concept of interest as rhetoric - or as a useful social science concept? Richard Swedberg Chapter 4. The new social science imperialism and the problem of knowledge in contemporary economics William Milberg Chapter 5. The persuasions of economics Stephen Gudeman Chapter 6. Conversations between anthropologists and economists Metin Cosgel Chapter 7. "The craving for intelligibility:" Speech and silence on the economy under structural adjustment and military rule in Nigeria Jane Guyer with LaRay Denzer Chapter 8. Mass-gifts: On gifts in advanced capitalist markets Nurit Bird-David and Asaf Darr Chapter 9. The persuasive power of money Keith Hart Chapter 10. The money rhetoric in the United States Ruben George Oliven Chapter 11. The third way: A cultural economic perspective Arjo Klamer Bibliography Index

About the Author

Stephen Gudeman received his PhD in Anthropology from Cambridge University and his MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota and has carried out fieldwork in Panama, Colombia, Guatemala, and Cuba. He works at the intersection of anthropology and economics. His books include The Anthropology of Economy (Blackwell), Conversations in Colombia, with Alberto Rivera (Cambridge University Press), Economics as Culture (Routledge), The Demise of a Rural Economy (Routledge), and Economy's Tension (Berghahn).


"The volume features contributions from an impressive array of scholars operating at the borders between anthropology, sociology, and economics, and offers much to interest scholars from each of these disciplines." JRAI

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