W002


Markets, kinship and morality 
Convenors:
Adam Kuper (London School of Economics)
Stephen Gudeman (University of Minnesota Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)
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Format:
Workshops
Location:
18
Sessions:
Wednesday 27 August, 9:00-10:45, 11:00-12:45, 14:00-15:45, Thursday 28 August, 9:00-10:45, 11:00-12:45, 14:00-15:45 (UTC+0)

Short Abstract:

Do private interests undermine social cohesion? In this workshop, we explore the dialectics of self-interest and mutuality, and of kinship and market behaviour.

Long Abstract

Following Adam Smith, economists argue that markets are driven by self-interest, which benefits everyone. Since Mauss, anthropologists usually claim that private interests undermine social morality and collective identities. In this workshop, we explore the dialectics of self-interest and mutuality, and of kinship and market behaviour.

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