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Could Sahlins's Affluent Society thesis be deployed to disprove Polanyi's Disembedded Economy thesis?
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Polanyi characterizes the shift to market capitalism by arguing that individuals act upon more maximizing strategies in which they are driven by profit-based gains rather than the subsistence…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Chelsea Hayman Jul 18, 2012.


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Chelsea Hayman
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Department of Social Anthropology, The London School of Economics

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I was born in Singapore and grew up in the United States (Baltimore, Maryland). I recently finished the requirements for an MSc in Social Anthropology (Learning and Cognition) at the LSE.

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Psychological Anthropology, Maritime Anthropology, Economic Psychology, Environmental Anthropology, Work and Labor, Game Theory, North America (United States), Europe (Iceland, Portugal), Commercial Fishing, Distributed Cognition, The Gift, Practice Theory, Applied Anthropology

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At 11:33pm on September 17, 2012, Abraham Heinemann said…

Great, I was hoping you would msg back! I put my dissertation to the side for the moment whilst preparing something for something called bitcoin. I have written almost a whole paper from my dissertation though and hoping to try publish it soon, but most importantly I need to translate it into turkish for the participants and some folks over there (which is bloody hard). However I will definitely be following up on the topics of the Sea in relation to the commons later as I have an interest in people relation to land (and therefore how this relationship interacts with the one at sea). I would absolutely love to read it (though cannot promise feedback for a few weeks as just started a PGCE). Sorry I know this is a bit of a blurb, wanted to I am very enthusiastic about seeing where we can crossover at some point? what about you?

At 6:38pm on May 11, 2012, Keith Hart said…

The formalist vs substantivist pair are present over time, but people use them differently and in combination. Short of advising you to read the relevant sections of our book Economic Anthropology, I can only wish you luck for revision and look forward to the next instalment.

At 9:29pm on May 8, 2012, Keith Hart said…

Chelsea, I attach here a great essay by Jens Beckert on how Polanyi's radical concept of (dis)embeddedness has been emasculated by the new economic sociology. It is not possible to do this in a blog comment. The book it comes from is Market and Society: The Great Transformation Today (Cambridge 2009). Thanks for the posts and good luck with your revision! I have so much to say about this one, I wouldn't know where to start.


At 4:15am on May 6, 2012, John McCreery said…

Chelsea, my pleasure. I know a bit about what you mean about British social anthropology, which was largely what I studied at Cornell in the late 1960s. One could easily believe that the anthropological world revolved around an axis formed by Malinowski, Radcliffe-Brown, Evans-Pritchard and the Manchester School, with such folk as Meyer Fortes, Edmund Leach, and Rodney Needham offshoots related in various ways to the central tradition. The Americans and the French were acknowledged but largely dismissed as of little importance and the Germans and Russians rarely mentioned at all. Those of us in East Asian studies heard about Fei Xiao-tung, Malinowski's eminent Chinese student, and Nakane Chie, the great Japanese social anthropologist who studied with Raymond Firth—but that was pretty much area-specific knowledge. It is interesting how different the history of anthropology looks when approached from different parts of the world.

At 12:31pm on March 21, 2012, John McCreery said…

Chelsea, you learn more about me and what I do by pointing your browser to

The short version is that having got a Ph.D. and then been young and clueless I busted out of academia, followed the very smart woman I married to Japan, stumbled into a job as an English-language copywriter with a Japanese advertising agency, then, when it was time to move on, joined my wife as a partner in our company The Word Works. We get some original writing assignments, but our bread and butter is high quality translation, Japanese to English. We do well enough that I can pursue anthropology and social network analysis as serious hobbies.

At 11:01pm on February 18, 2012, Keith Hart said…

I hate to say it, Chelsea, but it's a great read!

At 3:07am on January 25, 2012, Justin Shaffner said…

Welcome to the OAC, Chelsea!

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Linguistic Anthropology and Electoral Madness

Since I've returned to the United States, I've been thrown into the whirlwind of election frenzy that I largely wasn't exposed to in England. It's kind of shocking to see how candidates from both parties approach each other in the debate forum and what people generally consider to be acceptable behavior or not. Recently, after the Vice Presidential debate, there was lots of hubbub surrounding Joe Biden's behavior in the debate, particularly his willingness to so blatantly criticize Paul…


Posted on October 14, 2012 at 6:49am — 3 Comments

Final Abstract for Dissertation

Knowledge For the Public Good: Learning Territoriality and Resource Management in Fisheries


Fishing is one of the most globalised work practices in the world, yet its form and execution varies greatly across cultural contexts. Learning to fish is often accomplished through “situated learning” in communities, which occurs both on the boat and through conversation with other fishers. However, the inculcation of skill and strategy is also…


Posted on August 16, 2012 at 12:46pm — 5 Comments

The Limits of Ontological Anthropology?

After reading Mario Blaser’s intriguing article, The Threat of the Yrmo: The Political Ontology of a Sustainable Hunting Program (2009), I started to see where gaps could lie in the ontological perspective. Although he suggests a “political ontology,” his most compelling and evocative thesis lies in the claim that the Yshiro Indigenous communities of Northern Paraguay abide by an entirely ‘different world’ when they conceive of appropriate conservation behaviors. Thus, their idea…


Posted on July 23, 2012 at 2:13am — 9 Comments

Ethno-Logic, Conservation Behaviors, and the Anthropologist

"The characterization of textbook logic is necessarily brief and simplistic, but it captures an essential point about how logicians view logic and its relationship to thinking. Even the most extreme logical formalists agree that logic is expressed through language. For instance, Quine presents logic as the product of truth and grammar. At the time, he claims that logic is empirically real and emerges in the scientific enterprise." -Hamill, Ethno-Logic: The Anthropology of…


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