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Max Planck Studies in Anthropology and Economy
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Moral Economy at Work
Ethnographic Investigations in Eurasia
Edited by Lale Yalçın-Heckmann
Afterword by James G. Carrier
234 pages, 4 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-235-3 $120.00/£89.00 Hb Not Yet Published (October 2021)
eISBN 978-1-80073-236-0 eBook Not Yet Published
“Contains a set of impressive ethnographic studies from a wide range of locations, introduced and tied together by an extremely clear, thorough and strong Introduction by Lale Yalçın-Heckmann.” • Frances Pine, Goldsmiths, University of London
The idea of a moral economy has been explored and assessed in numerous disciplines. The anthropological studies in this volume provide a new perspective to this idea by showing how the relations of workers, employees and employers, and of firms, families and households are interwoven with local notions of moralities. From concepts of individual autonomy, kinship obligations, to ways of expressing mutuality or creativity, moral values exert an unrealized influence, and these often produce more consent than resistance or outrage.
Lale Yalçın-Heckmann has been a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale and teaches anthropology at the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic. She is the co-editor of Caucasus Paradigms: Anthropologies, Histories and the Making of a World Area (LIT Publishers, 2007) and author of The Return of Private Property: Rural Life after Agrarian Reform in the Republic of Azerbaijan (LIT Publishers, 2010).