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Maya Intimacy with the Mountains: Pilgrimage, Sacrifice and Existential Economy

Sallnow, Michael J. 1989. Precious Metals in the Andean Moral Economy. – Money and the Morality of Exchange , edited by Jonathan Parry and Maurice Bloch. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 209–231. Sallnow Michael J 1989 Precious Metals in the Andean Moral Economy Money and the Morality of Exchange Parry Jonathan Bloch Maurice Cambridge Cambridge University Press 209 231 Scott, Michael W. 2013. What I’m Reading: The Anthropology of Ontology (Religious Science?) – Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 19: 859

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An Alternative Periodization of Romanian History. A Research Agenda


In this paper, I suggest an alternative form of periodization of Romanian history. My aim is not to move around historical posts; rather I propose a different way of understanding Romanian history as such. This is the research agenda. I seek to write a world history from the perspective of a peripheral place like Romania has been. Therefore, this is not simply an attempt to insert a local, neglected, silenced or distorted history into a wider, European, global story (that is, to discover the history of “people without history”), just as it is not another attempt to “provincialize Europe” in favour of a view from its repressed margins. Instead, following Coronil (2004), I believe it is indispensable to globalize the periphery, to understand its worldwide formation. My investigation draws upon the conceptual toolkit of world-system theory and its underlining philosophy of history (Wallerstein, 2011). In the same vein, the guiding principles of my periodization elaborate on Andre Gunder Frank’s insight that the exchange (or rather direct transfer) of surplus between societies is what links regions and societies as whole (Frank, 1978). The focus then shifts from a given society/state and its internal relations to the wider world-system, or world-economy, in which it is embedded. The unit of analysis is not a geographical location, but relations and networks and their historical development.

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The Concept of ‘Peasant Embourgeoisement’ in the Perspective of Different Historical Conjunctures

Semiproletarian Household over the Longue Durée of the Modern World-System. In Lee, Richard E. (ed.). Longue Durée and World-Systems Analysis, State University of New York Press. pp. 97-136. Erdei, F. (1943). A magyar paraszttársadalom, Franklin Társulat, Budapest. Erdei, F. (1973). Parasztok. Akadémiai, Budapest. Erdei, F. (1974). Magyar város. Akadémiai, Budapest. Gábor R, I. (1979). The second/secondary/economy. Earning activity and regrouping of income outside the socially organized production and distribution

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Our People in the World – Slovaks South of Slovakia’s Border I–III

), 303–335. Bear, L. (2016). Time as technique. Annual Review of Anthropology , 45 (29), 1–16. Búriková, Z, Miller, D. (2010). Au pair. Cambridge: Polity. Cock, J. (1980). Maids and madams: Domestic workers under apartheid. London: Women’s Press. Constable, N. (1997). Maid to order in Hong Kong: Stories of Filipina workers. Ithaca, London: Cornell University Press. Cox, R. (2006). Servant problem: Domestic employment in a global economy. London: I. B. Tauris. Cox, R. (2013). The complications of ‘hiring a hubby’: Gender

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’Jakeš’s Children’. Media Portrayal of Namibian Child Refugees in Slovakia

. (2013): Media Reform and Democratization in Eastern Europe. In Patrick O’Neil (ed.): Post-Communism and the Media in Eastern Europe. New York: Routledge, pp. 1-6. OPRŠAL, Zdeněk – HARMÁČEK, Jaromír – SYROVÁTKA, Miroslav (2016): The Allocation of Czech Foreign Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Influence of Historical Relationships. In International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies 9 (4), pp. 325-343. PARKER, McCrae A. – MILLER, Patti – DONEGAN, Kevin – GILLIAM, Franklin D. (2001): The Local Television New Media’s Picture of Children

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“Fortune Telling is a Curse on Your Children”: Conver Sion, Fort Une Telling, and Beliefs in Magic Among Roma Women in Estonia

. (accessed April 1, 2019). Ferrari, Florencia. 2015. Deceit and Efficacy: Fortune Telling among the Calon Gypsies in São Paulo, Brazil. – Gypsy Economy: Romani Livelihoods and Notions of Worth in the 21st Century, edited by Micol Brazzabeni, Manuela Ivone Cunha and Martin Fotta. New York, NY; Oxford: Berghahn Books, 163–180. Garda-Rozenberga, Ieva and Māra Zirnīte. 2014. Elulood Läti etniliste

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Selected Concepts of Contemporary Rural Research: Inspirations and Challenges for Rural Anthropology

, 41–56. Putnam, R. (1993). The prosperous community: social capital and public life. In: American Prospect , 13 , 35–42. Rodríguez-Pose, A., Fitjar, R. D. (2013). Buzz, Archipelago Economies and the Future of Intermediate and Peripheral Areas in a Spiky World. European Planning Studies, 21 (3), 355–372. Short, B. (2006). Idyllic Ruralities. In: P. Cloke, T. Marsden, P. H. Mooney (Eds.), Handbook of Rural Studies , London: Sage (s. 133–148). Smith, D. P., Highley, R. (2012). Circuits of education, rural gentrification, and family migration

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Book Review: Dependency and Development. The Political Economy of Romanian Capitalism

Press. Bockman, J., and Eyal, G. (2002). Eastern Europe as a Labouratory for Economic Knowledge: The Transnational Roots of Neoliberalism1. American Journal of Sociology, 108(2): 310-352. Bohle, D., and Greskovits, B. (2012). Capitalist Diversity on Europe’s Periphery . Itacha and London: Cornell University Press. Brenner, R. (2006). An Alternative Approach to the Long Downturn The Economics of Global Turbulence: the Advanced Capitalist Economies from Long Boom to Long Downturn, 1945-2005 . London: Verso, pp. 27-40. Burawoy, M. (2001

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