Family firms amidst the creative destruction of capitalism
Article first published online: 7 JAN 2008
Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 618–622, November 2005
How to Cite
Marcus, G. E. (2005), Family firms amidst the creative destruction of capitalism. American Ethnologist, 32: 618–622. doi: 10.1525/ae.2005.32.4.618
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2008
- Article first published online: 7 JAN 2008
In terms of anthropology's past interests, the study of family firms seems a “natural” way into the ethnography of contemporary capitalism. True, but as Sylvia Yanagisako's rich and sensitive study demonstrates, this is so by productively frustrating central ideas in anthropology like “culture” and “kinship” without resolution in alternative concepts.