Economic Anthropology or Political Economy? (I): the Barotse Social Formation — a Case Study

  • Ronald Frankenberg


In a paper on Economic Anthropology published in 1967 I mistakenly suggested that economic anthropology could only succeed when, instead of occasionally borrowing or reinventing concepts from Marx, it adopted or applied Marxism as a whole. In particular I suggested that writers in the field needed to examine in more detail the implications of what to them was an insight — a labour (time) theory of value.


Land Tenure Social Formation Ruling Class Royal Family Capitalist Mode 
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