Society for Economic Anthropology
The Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) is a group of anthropologists, archaeologists, economists, geographers and other scholars interested in the connections between economics and social life. Its members take a variety of approaches to economics: some have a substantivist perspective, while others are interested in the new institutional economics. Every year the SEA holds a spring meeting focused on a specific topic in economic anthropology. A volume of articles is also produced annually, based on the meeting.
The society was founded in 1980. Harold K. Schneider served as the first president, from 1980 until 1982.
Topics of recent spring meetings
- 2010 - Contested Economies: Global Tourism and Cultural Heritage. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
- 2009 - Weaving Across Time and Space: The Political Economy of Textiles. University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.
- 2008 - Cooperation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- 2007 - The Political Economy of Hazards and Disasters, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina.
- 2006 – Economics and Morality. California State University, Channel Islands, Ventural California.
- 2005 - Economies and the Transformation of Landscape. Darthmouth College. Hanover, New Hampshire.
- 2004 - Fast Food - Slow Food: Social and Economic Contexts of Food and Food Systems,Decatur, Georgia
- 2003 - Migration and Economy, Monterrey, Mexico
- 2002 - Valuables, Goods, Wealth and Money, Toronto, Canada
- 2001 - Labor, Milwaukee, WI
- 2000 - Gender in Economic Life, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
- 1999 - Development Beyond the 20th Century: A Critical Discussion in Economic Anthropology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
- 1998 - Theory in Economic Anthropology, Chicago, Illinois
Titles of recent volumes
- Vol. 25: Economies and the Transformation of Landscape. Lisa Cliggett and Chris Poole, eds. In Progress.
- Vol. 24: Fast-Food, Slow-Food. Rick Wilk, ed. 2007
- Vol. 23: Labor in Cross-Cultural Perspective. (Paul Durrenberger and Judith Marti, eds.) Alta Mira 2006.
- Vol. 22: Migration and Economy: Global and Local Dynamics. Lillian Trager, ed. Alta Mira 2005.