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  • A Handbook of Economic Anthropologyby James G. Carrier

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 60.00

    The first edition of this unique Handbook was praised for its substantial and invaluable summary discussions of work by anthropologists on economic processes and issues, on the relationship between economic and non-economic areas of life and on the conceptual orientations that are important among economic anthropologists. This thoroughly revised edition... more...

  • Confronting Environmentsby James G. Carrier

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 28.99

    James G. Carrier and his group of international researchers tackle the complex factors affecting people's understandings of their environment?not just the natural environment, but landscapes shaped by humans, and the social and cultural contexts. The authors consider the impact of local events with detailed analyses, but also evaluate the political-economic... more...

  • Gifts and Commodities:Exchange and Western Capitalism Since 1700by James G. Carrier

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Three hundred years ago people made most of what they used, or got it in trade from their neighbours. Now, no one seems to make anything, and we buy what we need from shops. Gifts and Commodities describes the cultural and historical process of these changes and looks at the rise of consumer society in Britain and the United States. It investigates... more...

  • Tourism, Power and Cultureby Donald MacLeod; James G Carrier

    Multilingual Matters 2009; US$ 49.95

    Tourism as an experience and an industry is infused by culture in its various dimensions, and influenced throughout by relationships of power. This work explores issues such as terrorism, ethnicity and World Heritage Sites, and the role of the analysis of power in tourism studies. more...

  • Virtualism, Governance and Practiceby James G. Carrier; Paige West

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 27.00

    Many people investigating the operation of large-scale environmentalist organizations see signs of power, knowledge and governance in their policies and projects. This collection indicates that such an analysis appears to be justified from one perspective, but not from another. The chapters in this collection show that the critics, concerned with... more...

  • Ethical Consumptionby James G. Carrier; Peter G. Luetchford

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Increasingly, consumers in North America and Europe see their purchasing as a way to express to the commercial world their concerns about trade justice, the environment and similar issues. This ethical consumption has attracted growing attention in the press and among academics. Extending beyond the growing body of scholarly work on the topic in... more...

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