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The first ofthese is the 'economics ofthe gift', that is, the problem, descended directly from Mauss, and MalinowskV ofthe role of gift-like transactions, and particularly of reciprocal ones, in the economic and sociallife of a wide range of primitive and archaie peoples. The second is the view that One element in the analysis is common ground throughout while the material dimension of the economy is regarded as a basic feature, the significance ofthe economy is seen to lie in the transactions ofwhich it is composed and therefore in the quality of relationships which these transactions create, express, sustain and modify.
Dupre, and P-P. Rey, 'Theorie de I'histoire des echanges, exemple de l'Ouest Congolais (Congo-Brazzaville)'. U npublished MS. p. 33, quoted in Terray, p. 167. 34. See, however, B. Hindess and P. Q. Hirst, Pre-Capitalist Modes of Production (London, 1975); M. Godelier, 'The Object and Method of Economic Anthropology', in Godelier, 1972, pp. 249--319; P. Winch, The ldea of a social Seienee, and its Relation to Philosophy (London, 1958). 35. In Godelier, ibid. 36. , pp. 251-7. 37. 317. 38. T. Asad, 'The Concept ofRationality in Economic Anthropology', Eeonomy and Soeiery, vol.
Q. Hirst, Pre-Capitalist Modes of Production (London, 1975); M. Godelier, 'The Object and Method of Economic Anthropology', in Godelier, 1972, pp. 249--319; P. Winch, The ldea of a social Seienee, and its Relation to Philosophy (London, 1958). 35. In Godelier, ibid. 36. , pp. 251-7. 37. 317. 38. T. Asad, 'The Concept ofRationality in Economic Anthropology', Eeonomy and Soeiery, vol. 3, no. 2, 1974, p. 213. 39. Godelier, p. viii. 4 Economic Anthropology and the Problems of Development Complementary to Andre Gunder Frank's' analysis ofmodels of the 'macro-relationships' between Metropoli and their co Ion ial or neo-colonial satellites in the context ofthe notion of dependence and exploitation, lies the analysis of the same key notions in terms of, on the one hand, relationships between modes ofproduction within pre- or non-capitalist economic systems, and, on the other, to relationships between such non-capitalist modes and the capitalist mode itself.
Anthropology and Political Economy: Theoretical and Asian Perspectives by John Clammer