Commodity futures: Labour, love and value



    1. Professor of Anthropology and Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Rochester. His most recent book is Materializing the nation: Commodities, consumption and media in Papua New Guinea (Indiana University Press, 2002). He is currently working on a monograph, Worldly things: Soft drink perspectives on globalization. His email is:
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  • This article originated as a paper given at the 2003 meetings of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C. I thank Paul Eiss and David Pedersen for inviting me to participate. I also thank Nancy Foster, Martha Kaplan, John Kelly and two AT referees for useful comments.