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Oikos and Market : Explorations in Self-Sufficiency After Socialism
by Stephen Gudeman and Chris Hann




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Self-sufficiency of the house is practiced in many parts of the world but ignored in economic theory, just as socialist collectivization is assumed to have brought household self-sufficiency to an end. The ideals of self-sufficiency, however, continue to shape economic activity in a wide range of postsocialist settings. This volume's six comparative studies of postsocialist villages in Eastern Europe and Asia illuminate the enduring importance of the house economy, which is based not on the market but on the order of the house. These formations show that economies depend not only on the macro institutions of markets and states but also on the micro institutions of families, communities, and house economies, often in an uneasy relationship.

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Overview

Self-sufficiency of the house is practiced in many parts of the world but ignored in economic theory, just as socialist collectivization is assumed to have brought household self-sufficiency to an end. The ideals of self-sufficiency, however, continue to shape economic activity in a wide range of postsocialist settings. This volume's six comparative studies of postsocialist villages in Eastern Europe and Asia illuminate the enduring importance of the house economy, which is based not on the market but on the order of the house. These formations show that economies depend not only on the macro institutions of markets and states but also on the micro institutions of families, communities, and house economies, often in an uneasy relationship.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781782386957
  • ISBN-10: 1782386955
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 204
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds

Series: Max Planck Studies in Anthropology and Economy #2

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