Monday, February 16, 2015

Penny Capitalism: A Guatemalan Indian Economy

Tax, Sol, Penny Capitalism: A Guatemalan Indian Economy, Smithsonian Institution Institute of Social Anthropology, Publication 16, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1953.

Reviewed in American Anthropologist.

Reviewed in Technology and Culture © 1964.

Reviewed in The Hispanic American Historical Review © 1967.

Reviewed in Ethnohistory © 1964.

Reviewed in Economic Development and Cultural Change © 1978.

Sol Tax (30 October 1907 – 4 January 1995) was an American anthropologist. He is best known for creating action anthropology and his studies of the Meskwaki, or Fox, Indians, for "action-anthropological" research titled the Fox Project, and for founding the academic journal Current Anthropology. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1935 and, together with Fred Eggan, was a student of Alfred Radcliffe-Brown.

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