New Website of Interest, Systems of Exchange, Seeking Contributions


Nicole Biggart and Kelsey Meagher invite researchers and students  to check out and contribute to a web resource that includes theoretical and empirical material on consumption and exchange.  The Systems of Exchange website describes a typology of types of exchange systems and examples of the exchange of goods and services including solar panels, water, excess clothing and much more using this framework. The four qualitatively different ways of ordering economic exchange captured in the systems of exchange typology—PriceAssociativeMoral and Communal—show how exchange embedded in different types of social relations can take on different meanings and practices.