Dear List Members,I would like to inform you about the organization of a summer workshop:The Re-birth of civil society? Theory and practice of the new civicmovements in Eastern Europe.It will be held in Budapest from August 29 toSeptemeber 3,2011.The workshop, with participation of scholars and practioners from Westernand Eastern Europe will focus on three fields: environmentalism, migrationand cultural heritage, and will have, this year, a country focus onHungary. The Workshop is structured…See More
that is exactly what I wanted to say. I am sorry to have been cynical, I am simply missing more scholars like Mary Douglas among anthropologists. Perhaps I have heard too many times, recently, the question from non-anthropologists: but…"
"Hulya, the notion of economists as 'them' is an ideal type and it does have some internal consistency, but it is not social reality. Of course there is a loose alliance of heterodox economists which includes Marxists, …"
"I hope I'm not off-topic. I believe religion, particularly in developing countries, is one of the causes of poverty. First off, the Church, specially in developing countries with strong Catholic faith, reinforces the unproductive…"
"Thanks a lot for the many hints Keith, and all for the comments.
I am not saying that most of the economists like to discover the hot water, I mean that I am puzzled how we as anthropologists and they as economists are closed in our positions even…"
"Hi Davide (Sono molto stanco e assonnato, 2 punti),
Why does "morality" needs to refer to a particular morality but not "the particular conduct of governing things". If one looks at the so called Islamic economy (based on…"
"Tracey and everyone, The University of Pretoria, South Africa's largest residential university with 50,000 students, has just advertised a teaching vacancy in economic anthropology and/or anthropology of development, closing date for…"
The attention to morality, ethics, and culture in economics can be found in the bounded rationality approach. In general, at least that is my impression, this approach treats morality, ethics, culture, or whatever as…"
A few thoughts: I'd be very interested in learning more about the "moral" turn in economic and business writings. In what ways are these terms being used? Of course, there has always been a "cultural" turn in this…"
"An excellent set of questions, davide. I will just pass on some links for now, but I hope others may take you up.
Karen Sykes and Chris Gregory are heading a research program at Manchester, "The Domestic Moral Economy: an ethnographic…"
HI all,I am puzzled by the discovery that, not recently of course, economists seem to have done of moral concerns. An increasing number of scholars in economy and business is using moral, cultural and ethical explanations for problems and phenomena as different as transparency, business integrity, transaction costs and even calculation of benefits among stakeholders. Of course the use these works do of "cultural" and "moral" explanations is very dissimilar from what anthropologists can do. But…See More
why do you call them Northern summer months? Do you mean they were cold?
I am in Helsinki presently and few days ago it was 8 degrees...
I will try to learn how to start a discussion
"Hi to all,
my name is Davide, I am an Italian social anthropologist working in Bergamo, close to Milano. I have been doing research on postsocialist Central Eastern Europe for a decade or so, studying trust in interpersonal and…"
"Hello to all,
I am an Italian social anthropologist based in Bergamo. I have been trained in anthropology mostly abroad (Japan, England, Germany) and finally I headed back to my country. In my past research I became interested in economic issues in…"
"Hi all, it's so nice to see familiar faces and names. I am Davide, a social anthropologist living in Italy (Bergamo). I do research on trust, corruption and informal practices in Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic. When I am tired of Central…"