We are delighted to announce the publication of Climate Change, Culture, and Economics edited by Donald C. Wood, Akita University. This is volume 35 in the Research in Economic Anthropology series, which is sponsored by the Society for Economic Anthropology. This special volume of REA facilitates readers to better understand the ways in which people around the world have adapted (or failed to adapt) culturally to changing economic conditions caused by climate change. It focuses on specific situations in particular locations, showcasing (and confirming) the strength and value of intensive ethnographic or archaeological investigation.
SEA members will be entitled to a 40% discount on this volume six months following publication, in March 2016. The previous volume, Production, Consumption, Business and the Economy: Structural Ideals and Moral Realities (Volume 34), is now available at a 40% discount. To redeem this offer go to http://books.emeraldinsight.com/offer/ and enter the code SEA-REA.
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Engaging with Capitalism: Cases from Oceania
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Within this book, authors question how the market economy has been variously negotiated by groups who also have other systems through which they organize their social and economic life. What has worked for these people, what has not, and why? The volume addresses how, as a social and economic system, capitalism has been very effective in generating wealth and technological innovation, but has also been associated with great social inequity and environmental damage. Its inherent flaws have been highlighted by the escalation of ecological problems arising from growth-oriented capitalism and various economic crises, the latest being the Global Financial Crisis and its on-going fallout.
“I think this is an extraordinary rich edited volume that provides a comprehensive coverage of diverse engagements with capitalism in Oceania. The editors have crafted the volume in a masterful way beginning with a thorough engagement with the latest theories. The book addresses a crucial issue of the moment, as late capitalism is in a state of great global uncertainty and flux. The actions evident in strategic responses reported in this volume provide important new interpretations of the role of local agency and non-capitalist social forms in the 21st century, twenty years after the erroneously heralded ‘end of history’.”
Emeritus Professor Jon Altman, Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University, Australia
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Brand new for 2015
Look out for the brand new volume “Local Cultural Responses to the Economic Challenges of Climate Change” due for publication in autumn.
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