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The hybrid economy and anthropological engagements with policy discourse: A brief reflection

Altman, Jon


This article advocates a crucial role for economic anthropology in the twenty-first century. The use of anthropological techniques for primary data collection is essential for understanding the complexity of diverse local economies. This is demonstrated with reference to a remote Aboriginal economy in Arnhem Land, Northern Australia, using a 'hybrid economy' model that includes the customary sector as well as market and state sectors. This empirically grounded model is contrasted with a very...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1111/j.1757-6547.2009.00039.x


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