Chapter

Multiple Regimes of Value

Bartholomew Dean

in Urarina Society, Cosmology, and History in Peruvian Amazonia

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033785
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038384 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033785.003.0008
Multiple Regimes of Value

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This chapter discusses an illustration of the ways in which cloth — both indigenous and imported — moves through multiple spheres of value. It examines the creation, circulation, and consumption of women's palm-fiber wealth, or cloth currency, as it accrues value through its circulation within multiple regimes of exchange. This ranges from the transmission of inalienable possessions to the quotidian flow of commodities.

Keywords: cloth; palm-fiber wealth; cloth currency; exchange; inalienable possessions; commodities

Chapter.  7624 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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