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Economies of Favour after Socialism

David Henig and Nicolette Makovicky

Abstract

Since the onset of the global economic crisis, activists, policy-makers, and social scientists have been searching for alternative paradigms through which to re-imagine contemporary modes of thinking and writing about economic orders. These attempts have led to their re-engagement with fundamental anthropological categories of economic analysis, such as barter, debt, and the gift. Focusing on favours, and the paradoxes of action, meaning, and significance they engender, this volume advocates for their addition to this list of economic universals. It presents a critical re-interrogation of the ... More

Keywords: favours, gratuitous actions, moral economies, post-socialist politics and society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199687411
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687411.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Henig, editor
Lecturer in Social Anthropology, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent

Nicolette Makovicky, editor
Lecturer in Russian and Eastern European Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford