Chapter 6 Moneylending Niche As Householding

  • Martin Fotta


This chapter argues that the analysis of Calon integration into the Bahian economy occurs not through individuals, but through households. It suggests that the Calon involvement in local economy is best approached as a form of non-autarkic householding, a concept that Chris Gregory develops on the basis of the work of Karl Polanyi. This is a form of economic insertion of communities that depend on exchange relations with majority societies, which see them as ‘outsiders’ and from which, at the same time, these communities differentiate themselves.


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  • Martin Fotta
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  1. 1.Department of Social and Cultural AnthropologyGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany

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