Document Type

Contribution to Book

Title

Production, Trade, Reciprocity and Markets

Source Publication

The Andean World

Publication Date

2019

Editor

Linda J. Seligmann, editor ; Kathleen S. Fine-Dare, editor

Publisher

Routledge

City

Abington, England

ISBN

9781138656833

First Page

275

Last Page

289

Department

Sociology & Anthropology

Publisher Statement

This chapter offers a brief overview of the economic systems of the pre-Columbian, colonial, and contemporary Andes, touching on issues such as indigenous ideals about self-sufficiency, the intersections of kinship and economies, the introduction of currency, barter, marketplaces, informal economies, and neoliberalism. Despite the upheavals of major historical events ranging from the Conquest of the Americas to the advent of neoliberal economic policies, as well as the internal diversity of peoples in the region, some common themes emerge. These include concepts of the ayllu, systems of reciprocity (ayni, mink’a, and mit’a), and verticality, all of which underlie more encompassing logics about relationships between people, labor, ecology, exchange, and household economies. -- taylorfrancis.com

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