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Consumption and Exchange Essay

Consumption and Exchange Essay

While the changes that take place in the contemporary societies are evident, for instance the change from hunting and gathering to the cash economy, production, exchange and consumption are inextricably integral elements that define the society. Native Americans of the Northwest have been a subject for scholarly inquiry in relation to where they fall. The economic anthropology of these people has attracted interest given that though the whole of humanity has at one time practiced foraging as a dominant economic activity, the Native Americans in the Northwest Coast were still able to go a mile further and engage in other lavish practices like gift-giving (Wood et al 2006).

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