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Anthropologies of Value

by Luis F. Angosto-Ferrández on October 17, 2016

Anthropologies of Value: Cultures of Accumulation Across the Global North and South

Book Launch

DATE: Thursday 27 October

TIME: 3:00pm to 6:00pm

LOCATION: Woolley Common Room, John Woolley Building, Manning Rd, University of Sydney, Camperdown

The book editors (Luis F. Angosto-Ferrandez and Geir H. Presterudstuen) will be accompanied by two discussants: Neil Mclean (Anrhropology) and Prof Dick Bryan (Emeritus, Political Economy)

Q&A section will follow, before light refreshments.

Description of the book:

Anthropologies of Value analyses the creation of value in a wide range of political and cultural contexts. It includes anthropological case studies from around the globe; from the commodification of a Venezuelan waterfall to the relative value of penguins in periods of imperialist expansion.

Questioning the validity of binary oppositions such as ‘north/south’, ‘core/periphery’ and ‘west/the rest’ as the basis of generalisations about culturally-mediated engagements with capitalism, this is a comprehensive attempt to understand and define anthropological value theory. The essays provide much-needed, controversial new material for students of anthropology, and propose an alternative method of studying the world system which challenges mainstream existing work in the field.



Luis F. Angosto-Ferrández
Luis F. Angosto-Ferrández lectures in anthropology and Latin American Studies at the University of Sydney. His recent publications include 'Venezuela Reframed: Bolivarianism, Indigenous Peoples and the Socialisms of the 21st Century' (Zed Books, 2015) and 'Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent' (Routledge, 2014).

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