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The Resource Dimensions of ritual economy, edited by E. Christian Wells, Patricia A. McAnany, (electronic book)

Dimensions of ritual economy, edited by E. Christian Wells, Patricia A. McAnany, (electronic book)

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Dimensions of ritual economy
Title
Dimensions of ritual economy
Statement of responsibility
edited by E. Christian Wells, Patricia A. McAnany
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Increasingly, economists have acknowledged that a major limitation to economic theory has been its failure to incorporate human values and beliefs as motivational factors. Conversely, the economic underpinnings of ritual practice are under-theorized and therefore not accessible to economists working on synthetic theories of human choice. This book addresses the problem by bringing together anthropologists with diverse backgrounds in the study of religion and economy to forge an analytical vocabulary that constitutes the building blocks of a theory of ritual economythe process of provisioning and consuming that materializes and substantiates worldview for managing meanings and shaping interpretations.The chapters in Part I explore how values and beliefs structure the dual processes of provisioning and consuming. Contributions to Part II consider how ritual and economic processes interlink to materialize and substantiate worldview. Chapters in Part III examine how people and institutions craft and assert worldview through ritual and economic action to manage meaning and shape interpretation. In Part IV, Jeremy Sabloff outlines the road ahead for developing the theory of ritual economy. By focusing on the intersection of cosmology and material transfers, the contributors push economic theory towards a more socially informed perspective
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Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Dewey number
306.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN448
LC item number
.D56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wells, E. Christian
  • McAnany, Patricia Ann
Series statement
Research in economic anthropology
Series volume
27
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  • Economic anthropology
  • Ritual
  • Ritual
  • Commerce
Label
Dimensions of ritual economy, edited by E. Christian Wells, Patricia A. McAnany, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Toward a theory of ritual economy / Patricia A. McAnany, E. Christian Wells -- Weaving ritual and the production of commemorative cloth in Highland Guatemala / Walter E. Little -- "Desires of the heart" and laws of the marketplace : money and poetics, past and present, in highland Madagascar / Susan M. Kus, Victor Raharijaona -- Environmental worldview and ritual economy among the Honduran Lenca / E. Christian Wells, Karla L. Davis-Salazar -- Liturgical forms of economic allocations / John Monaghan -- Shaping social difference : political and ritual economy of Classic Maya royal courts / Patricia A. McAnany -- Gifting the children : ritual economy of a community school / Rhoda H. Halperin -- Considerations of ritual economy / Jeremy A. Sabloff -- Crafting the sacred : ritual places and paraphernalia in small-scale societies / Katherine A. Spielmann -- The political ecology of ritual feasting / E. Paul Durrenberger -- Ritual economy among the Nahua of Northern Veracruz, Mexico / Alan R. Sandstrom
Control code
bslw06342096
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 277 p.).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849505468
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Dimensions of ritual economy, edited by E. Christian Wells, Patricia A. McAnany, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
Toward a theory of ritual economy / Patricia A. McAnany, E. Christian Wells -- Weaving ritual and the production of commemorative cloth in Highland Guatemala / Walter E. Little -- "Desires of the heart" and laws of the marketplace : money and poetics, past and present, in highland Madagascar / Susan M. Kus, Victor Raharijaona -- Environmental worldview and ritual economy among the Honduran Lenca / E. Christian Wells, Karla L. Davis-Salazar -- Liturgical forms of economic allocations / John Monaghan -- Shaping social difference : political and ritual economy of Classic Maya royal courts / Patricia A. McAnany -- Gifting the children : ritual economy of a community school / Rhoda H. Halperin -- Considerations of ritual economy / Jeremy A. Sabloff -- Crafting the sacred : ritual places and paraphernalia in small-scale societies / Katherine A. Spielmann -- The political ecology of ritual feasting / E. Paul Durrenberger -- Ritual economy among the Nahua of Northern Veracruz, Mexico / Alan R. Sandstrom
Control code
bslw06342096
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 277 p.).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849505468
Specific material designation
remote

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