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Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology

Market Versus Society

Anthropological Insights

Editors: Spyridakis, Manos (Ed.)

  • Deepens and challenges the idea that economy is the sum total of rational players
  • Brings to the forefront in anthropological terms that authority is objectively losing power
  • Questions both the legitimacy of power structures and they way those involved in these processes use and conceive them
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This volume addresses the fraught relationship between market and society in times of social and economic crisis, exploring how they interact in key social, cultural, and political arenas on a global scale. The contributors examine the neoliberal market in anthropological and ethnographic terms to question whether “market logic” has won out against social aspects of human existence in a framework of minimal state protection and the devaluation of human labor. Fruitfully combining empirical data and theoretical approaches, the volume investigates the extent to which ordinary people accept unequal allocations of resources and examines their sense of belonging in an expansive neoliberal economy.

About the authors

Manos Spyridakis is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of the Peloponnese, Greece. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Spyridakis, Manos

    Pages 1-22

  • Economy and Society, Neoliberal Reform and Economic Deviance

    Carrier, James G.

    Pages 23-40

  • The Root of All Evil: Money, Markets, and the Prospects of Rewriting the Rules of the Game

    Hornborg, Alf

    Pages 41-59

  • Managing Against the Odds: Economic Crisis, Bad Governance and Grassroots Entrepreneurialism in Naples

    Pardo, Italo

    Pages 61-79

  • From Nationalization to Neoliberalism: Territorial Development and City Marketing in Brindisi

    Prato, Giuliana B.

    Pages 81-100

Buy this book

eBook £79.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74189-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74188-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Market Versus Society
Book Subtitle
Anthropological Insights
Editors
  • Manos Spyridakis
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74189-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74189-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74188-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 333
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