20080305 - 3/5/2008 Economics & Subsistence Modes of...

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3/5/2008 1 Economics & Subsistence Modes of Production MOP Characteristics y Foraging y Horticulture y Pastoralism y Mobility y Division of labor y Sustainability y Agriculture y Industrialization y Impact of globalization Modes of Exchange/distribution y Reciprocity y Generalized y Balanced y Negative Rd itibt i y Redistribution y Market
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3/5/2008 2 Modes of Consumption y Minimalism y Consumerism Mode of consumption Foraging H P A Industry Minimalism Consumerism Finite Needs Infinite needs Foraging H P A Industry Equality/sharing Class-based inequality Personalized products consumed Depersonalized products consumed Social organization Mode of Exchange Foraging H P A Industry Balanced Market Social organization Foraging H P A Industry Small groups; face-to- face Anonymous market transactions Primary category of exchange Foraging H P A Industry The Gift The sale
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3/5/2008 3 Social organization of consumption Gen Bal Redist Market Theft Actors Return Example Social organization of consumption Generalized Actors Kin, friends Return Uncalculated Example Buy coffee for a friend Social organization of consumption
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