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Chapter 10: Reciprocity, exchange, gifts, contracting, trust (the anthropology of commutative justice)
Law and Anthropology - Outlines, Issues, Suggestions (2008)
  • Wolfgang Fikentscher
Abstract
Inclusive online updates jan10. The anthropology of law borders at the anthropologies of religion and of economics. Interdisciplinary work in these three fields is essential. In the anthropology of economics, this raises the issue whether to approach the overlapping areas from the economic or the anthropological side. This chapter argues in favor of the latter, reporting on (I.). an overview of the mainstream results and ensuing remarks and, (II.) because of their special importance for modern political tasks, the anthropology of the market and of competition, including the anthropologies of giving thanks and corruption. As in all chapters, a bibliography closes the chapter (III.).
Keywords
  • formalism,
  • substantivism,
  • neoclassics,
  • determinisms,
  • empiricism,
  • corruption,
  • fund theory,
  • reciprocity,
  • personalized trade,
  • impersonalized trade,
  • competition,
  • giving thanks
Disciplines
Publication Date
2008
Publisher
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, C.H. Beck in Kommission
Citation Information
Wolfgang Fikentscher. "Chapter 10: Reciprocity, exchange, gifts, contracting, trust (the anthropology of commutative justice)" MunichLaw and Anthropology - Outlines, Issues, Suggestions (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wolfgang_fikentscher/10/