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ANTH 230 (Introduction to Economic Anthropology) Course Guide: Finding Books
This guide is intended for students taking Anthropology 230 with Larry van der Est.
Books can be great sources for your research. They:
Provide broad overviews of a topic
Put your topic in context with other issues
Discuss big ideas or issues
Reading from books can make it easier for you to understand academic articles on the topic.
Do I need to read a whole book?
No, not usually. Just read what is useful to your research. You can start by reading the introduction of a book and any relevant chapters.
American Indians and the Market Economy, 1775-1850
Economic Spaces of Pastoral Production and Commodity Systems
Economies and Cultures
The Good Life: Aspiration, Dignity, and the Anthropology of Wellbeing
The Other Side of Eden: Hunters, Farmers and the Shaping of the World
A Papuan Plutocracy
Persistence of the Gift: Tongan Tradition in Transnational Context
Political Economy, Neoliberalism, and the Prehistoric Economies of Latin America
Potlatch at Gitsegukla
Sociology of Giving
The World of Goods: Towards an Anthropology of Consumption
All library books have subjects assigned to them. Subjects are a bit like hashtags in that they group books on the same topic together. Once you've found one book on a topic, click on a subject to find more on that topic.