Risk And Uncertainty In Tribal And Peasant Economies: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Risk And Uncertainty In Tribal And Peasant Economies

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Cashdan


342 pages

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This book is concerned with how people respond to unpredictable variation in environmental and economic conditions (risk) and lack of information (uncertainty) about those risks. The papers focus on tribal and peasant societies. These societies lack many of the formal institutions that we, in the industrialized West, rely on to buffer us against unpredictable resource fluctuations. As the papers in this volume show, people in these societies are directly and profoundly affected by such risks. The contributors to this volume are primarily ecological and economic anthropologists who have in common a familiarity with both the formal theory of behavioral ecology and/or economics and the anthropological literature on tribal and peasant societies.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction Part I Ecological and Economic Approaches Part II Risk and Subsistence Part III Risk and Markets

About the Author

ELIZABETH CASHDAN, Department of Anthropology, University of Utah

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General