By: Sylvia Junko Yanagisako
Princeton University Press: 2002
Seller ID: 095108
Condition: 248 pages, 6 x 9, 1 map. 5 line illus., paperback, Princeton University Press
Producing Culture and Capital is a major theoretical contribution to the anthropological literature on capitalism, as well as a rich case study of kinship and gender relations in northern Italy.
Drawing on ethnographic and archival research on thirty-eight firms in northern Italy's silk industry, Sylvia Yanagisako illuminates the cultural processes through which sentiments, desires, and commitments motivate and shape capitalist family firms. She shows how flexible specialization is produced through the cultural dynamics of capital accumulation, management succession, firm expansion and dive... View More...