Engaging with Capitalism: Cases from Oceania

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


Oceania has long been a significant site for situating anthropological critiques of capitalism, where Pacific practices and principles are pitched against Eurocentric and economistic assumptions, like the universality of homo economicus and the primacy of the profit motive. Nevertheless, there is an expanding regional literature on people's desire to access money, modernity and expected material gains by engaging in the market system. This collection represents a substantial addition to that corpus, and one of particular relevance and applicability in development planning and policy-making.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-86
Number of pages2
JournalThe Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
Issue number1
Early online date8 Jan 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015


Dive into the research topics of 'Engaging with Capitalism: Cases from Oceania'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this