Barter and Cash Sale on Lake Titicaca: A Test of Competing Approaches [and Comments and Replies]

  title={Barter and Cash Sale on Lake Titicaca: A Test of Competing Approaches [and Comments and Replies]},
  author={Benjamin Orlove and James Acheson and John R. Clammer and Thomas Crump and Stephen F Gudeman and David Guillet and Olivia Harris and Henry J. Rutz},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={85 - 106}
A review of recent work in economic anthropology finds three competing approaches: decision theory, culturalism, and neo-Marxism. These approaches are tested with data on four dimensions of the cash sale and barter of fish on Lake Titicaca, Peru. The first is somewhat more successful, although the others also explain some data. Comparisons are drawn with barter and cash sale elsewhere in the Andes. 

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