Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Rethinking Classical Indo-Roman TradePolitical Economy of Eastern Mediterranean Exchange Relations$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Rajan Gurukkal

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199460854

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460854.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 27 May 2020



Theoretical Preliminaries and Methodology

(p.1) 1 Introduction
Rethinking Classical Indo-Roman Trade

Rajan Gurukkal

Oxford University Press

The chapter discusses theoretical preliminaries of the study and states its methodology. Critical political economy and the theory of social formation besides the relevant concepts of economic anthropology constitute the theoretical part. A discussion of critical social theory of exchange relations in general and trade in particular forms the central component. What it seeks to underline is that one can study exchange relations effectively only by understanding the interconnection between the nature of social organization and form of exchange. It ends by stating that this homology between the form of exchange and the social formation, together with insights of theories in economic anthropology, constitutes the principal framework of comprehension and the hermeneutic component of methodology.

Keywords:   political economy, social formation, critical social theory, economic anthropology, exchange relations, forms of exchange

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .