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Introduction: Thrift, Anti-thrift, Scale, and Paradox
Catherine Alexander and Daniel Sosna

Chapter 1. Making Savings
Stephen Gudeman

Chapter 2. Saving, Investment, Thrift? Welfare Beneficiary Households and Borrowing in South Africa
Deborah James, David Neves, and Erin Torkelson

Chapter 3. Wages, Patronage, and Welfare: Thrift and its Limits in Argentina’s Gran Chaco
Agustin Diz

Chapter 4. Generous Thrift: Post-Pastoral Cooperation and Fortune-making among the Torghut of Mongolia
Tomasz Rakowski

Chapter 5. Discretio and the Golden Mean: Working Out Frugality and Thrift in Two Czech Post-Socialist Monasteries
Barbora Spalová

Chapter 6. Regimes of Asceticism: Austerity and Thrift in a Spiritual Economy
Daromir Rudnyckyj

Chapter 7. Saving and Wasting: The Paradox of Thrift in a Czech Landfill
Daniel Sosna

Chapter 8. Thrift and its Opposites
Richard Wilk

Chris Hann


Thrift and Its Paradoxes

From Domestic to Political Economy

Edited by Catherine Alexander and Daniel Sosna

Afterword by Chris Hann

252 pages, 19 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-462-3 Hb Published (April 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-463-0 eBook