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Intensification, social production and the inscrutable ways of culture

Gardner, Don


This paper examines Harold Brookfield's crucial concept of social production in the debates about the development of, and differences between, agricultural systems in central New Guinea. Although it was first explicity elaborated by this eminent geographer, a striking feature of this concept is its appeal to a wide range of disciplinary specialists. No less striking is the degree to which it coheres with anthropological conceptions of culture as a realm of meaning marked by arbitrariness;...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Viewpoint


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