From Craft to Industry

Author: Esther N. Goody
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052110498X
Release Date: 2009-03-19
Genre: Social Science

The essays in this volume focus on two themes: the centrality of the production of and trade in cloth in the emergence of market activity; and the nature of the industrialization process. The core of the book is formed by four detailed ethnographic studies of the development and current organization of cloth production for the market, in different parts of the world: tailoring in Kano City, northern Nigeria (Pokrant); dyeing and weaving in Daboya, northern Ghana (Goody); 'fashion'- shirt production in Bombay, India (Swallow); and the manufacture of 'handmade' Harris tweed in the Hebrides (Ennew). Each study examines access to raw materials and to the market, relations of production, the investment of capital and the reproduction of the system. Individually, they raise such questions as the role of fashion, the effects of national economic policies and legislation, and factors related to the modification of traditional technologies.

Indonesia s Small Entrepreneurs

Author: Sarah Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136866456
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Genre: Business & Economics

In the context of Makassar, on the eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the book explores the socioeconomic and cultural relationships that make life for small entrepreneurs in Makassar so distinctive. Using a new framework for the study of small enterprises - the 'small enterprise integrative framework' - this book gives us a greater understanding of the organization and operations of small enterprises in developing countries, at both the micro and macro levels. The application of this new framework for research reveals the diversity of labour flexibility, networking and cluster styles amongst the enterprises studies, and the constraints they face for growth. Whilst the recent Southeast Asian economic crisis has been heralded by certain commentators as a new era for small enterprises in the region, the book concludes that local realities for the small enterprises in Makassar mean that, whilst for some it has been a time of shifting fortunes, others have continued trading on the margins.

Between Resistance and Expansion

Author: Peter Probst
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825869806
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

Be it the vitality of African popular culture, the vitality of religious ideas or the vitality of artistic forms of expressions - invoking the notion of vitality has become a common practice in Africanist discourses. Most often, the purpose of invoking this notion is to emphasize the unexpected and astonishing power and strength of certain cultural fields in Africa. But what is really meant with the notion of local vitality beyond its metaphorical usage, beyond the underrated and unforeseen? The present volume brings together a number of essays exploring the answers to these questions from different perspectives and disciplines. Based upon an international conference on Local Vitality and the Globalization of the Local organized by the Humanities Collaborative Research Centre at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, the contributions discuss the various dimensions of vitality in the context of debates about identity and self-assertion, locality and appropriation, and rivalry and resista

The Expansive Moment

Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521456665
Release Date: 1995-08-10
Genre: Social Science

Jack Goody's new book explores the history of social anthropology as an emergent discipline in the interwar years. It focuses on key practitioners, such as Malinowski and Fortes, and explores how far ideological approaches adopted by social anthropologists were defined by the institutions in which they developed, particularly in response to key issues of the time: colonialism, anti-Semitism and communism. Goody focuses on Britain and Africa, and draws on his own wide-ranging personal fieldwork experience.

Children Out of Place and Human Rights

Author: Antonella Invernizzi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319332512
Release Date: 2016-08-12
Genre: Social Science

This volume brings together tributes to Judith Ennew’s work and approach based on issues related to children she once referred to as ‘out of place’, that is to say children whose living conditions and ways of life appear far removed from Western images of childhood. It includes contributions on working children, children living on the street, orphans and victims of sexual exploitation. It covers developments and concepts used by Judith Ennew with an emphasis on perspectives of children’s human rights, their participation, cultural sensitivity, research methodology, methods, ethics, monitoring, policy making and programming. In so doing, it brings together material that form a holistic view of not only her way of thinking, but of a policy and programming agenda developed by a number of researchers, academics and activists since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Cloth of Many Colored Silks

Author: Ivor Wilks
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 081011299X
Release Date: 1996
Genre: History

A collection of essays honouring African scholar Ivor Wilks.


ISBN: UVA:X001328950
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Anthropology


ISBN: UOM:39015036933995
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Academic libraries

Markets and marketing

Author: Society for Economic Anthropology (U.S.). Meeting
Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer
ISBN: UOM:39015028906223
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Business & Economics

This collection of 15 articles drawn from the Society for Economic Anthropology's 1984 meeting is divided into four topics: central place analysis of marketplace systems, economic behavior in market contexts, markets in economic development, and markets in historical perspective. Co-published with: The Society for Economic Anthropology.

Indonesian Textiles

Author: Michael Hitchcock
Publisher: Icon
ISBN: UCSD:31822007813801
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Art

An illustrated guide and survey to traditional and modern Indonesian textile design.