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Social institutions and access to resources
For over a decade African economies have been plagued by recurrent food shortages, economic decline and growing disparities between the living standards of rich and poor. A further dimension of the agrarian crisis in recent ...
Work and modesty: The dilemma of women market traders in South India
(College Park, MD: Feminist Studies, 1986)
This article reflects on the dilemma faced by women in Madras India regarding work and modesty. Women are the majority of petty traders in the informal sector, which offers a short-term solution to those with no or low ...
Economic action and social structure: The problem of embeddedness
(Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1985)
The origin of the concept of "embeddedness", this article has been highly influential in guiding how social scientists conceptualize the interplay between markets and social relations. Rejecting the extremes of an "under" ...