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

Altman, Jon (2009). The hybrid economy and anthropological engagements with policy discourse: a brief reflection. The Australian Journal of Anthropology,20(3):318-329.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 83393865xPUB17
Title The hybrid economy and anthropological engagements with policy discourse: a brief reflection
Author Altman, Jon
Journal Name The Australian Journal of Anthropology
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1035-8811   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 318
End Page 329
Total Pages 12
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract 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 different theoretical construct: the 'real' economy that is dominating Indigenous affairs policy discourse. Although the hybrid economy model is currently subordinated, mainly for ideological reasons, examples are provided to demonstrate its policy and legal influences.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1757-6547.2009.00039.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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