This book focuses on the economic decisions that must be made in the household. It states that domestic activities are commonly grouped into two primary types, one having to do with social reproduction, the other with the production and consumption of foods.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Issues of Theory -- Introduction: Dimensions and Dilemmas of Householding -- Strategies of Resource Management in Household Economies: Moral Economy or Political Economy? -- Decision Making and Resource Flows Within the Household: Beyond the Black Box -- Case Studies of Household Decision Making, Resource Flow, and Power -- Making Breakfast and Raising Babies: The Zumbagua Household as Constituted Process -- Eating the Dead Chicken: Intra-Household Decision Making and Emigration in Rural Portugal -- Separation Between Trading and Home for Asante Women in Kumasi Central Market, Ghana -- Fijian Household Practices and the Reproduction of Class -- Authority and Conflict in Slavonian Households: The Effect of Social Environment on Intra-Household Processes1 -- Separateness and Relation: Autonomous Income and Negotiation Among Rural Bobo Women -- Implications of Household Processes for Agricultural Development -- Tubuai Women Potato Planters and the Political Economy of Intra-Household Gender Relations -- Smallholders, Householders, Freeholders: Why the Family Farm Works Well Worldwide -- Gender and Intra/Inter-Household Analysis in On-Farm Research and Experimentation
Richard R. Wilk Department of Anthropology Indiana University