The papers in this volume were presented to the tenth annual meeting of the Society for Economic Anthropology. The meeting was conceived as a decennial review of some of the central issues explored in recent studies of economic process in market and non-market societies. Contents: I. Some New and Old Paradigms; Introduction; Nonmarket Transfers and Altuism; The Nature of Economic Relations; II. Power and Economic Transformations: Introduction; Market, Power and Culture as Agencies in the Transformation of Labor Contracts in Agriculture; Natural Resource Extraction and Power Differentials in a Global Economy; A Theoretical Perspective on Elites and the Economic Transformation of Classic Period Maya Households; III. The Household as Economic Actor: Introduction; Imagined Unities: Constructions of "The Household" in Economic Theory; Households and Gender Relations: The Modelling of the Economy; IV. Environment: Victim or Agent: Introduction; Human-land Relations from an Archaeological Perspective: The Case of Ancient Oaxaca; Marxism Confronts the Environment: Labor, Ecology and Environmental Change; Everyone's Concern, Whose Responsibility? and The Problem of the Common.
Contributors: Sutti Ortiz, Oded Stark, Mark Granovetter, S.G. Bunker, Patricia A. McAnany, Gillian Hart, H.L. Moore, Susan Lees, Gary M. Feinman, Linda M. Nicholas, Jane Collins and Bonnie J. McCay.