Our Obsolete Production Mentality: The Heresy of the Communal Formation [and Comments and Reply]

@article{Berthoud1979OurOP,
  title={Our Obsolete Production Mentality: The Heresy of the Communal Formation [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={G. Berthoud and F. Sabelli and S. W. Almy and P. Baxter and F. E. Bredahl-Petersen and Eugene J. Cooper and Ina R. Dinerman and Alba Gonz{\'a}lez J{\'a}come and S. Gudeman and W. P. Handwerker and S. Levine and J. Muller and P. Skaln{\'i}k},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1979},
  volume={20},
  pages={745 - 760}
}
Nonmaterial aspects of social practices such as symbolic exchange, modes of destruction of wealth-in short, the broad field of "antieconomic" activities-have not been fully examined by economic anthropology. This articles is sort of challenge to carry out this examination. In the first part of the study, problems related to the "utilitarian approach," taken in a broad sense, are discussed. The following section explores the concept of the communal formation, constructed on the basis of… Expand
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