Political Economy, Neoliberalism, and the Prehistoric Economics of Latin America

Dr. Ty Matejowsky recently edited “Political Economy, Neoliberalism, and the Prehistoric Economics of Latin America,” which is volume 32 of the book series “Research in Economic Anthropology“.

Research in Economic Anthropology is the longest-running book series exclusively dedicated to economic anthropology, and enjoys a high reputation as a promoter of “the comparative study – though time and space – of economic systems in their broader sociocultural context”, as editors Dannhaeuser and Werner described their aim in the introduction to Volume 21.

Dr. Matejowsky is an associate professor who specializes in cultural anthropology. He received his Ph.D. in 2001 from Texas A&M University. His research interests include fast food, economic anthropology, globalization, urbanization, culture change and development, disaster studies. Dr. Matejowsky currently conducts his research in Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines.

Recent publications include Spider-Wrestling and Gambling Culture in the Rural Philippines, Globalization and Retail Development in the Post-Disaster Context: A Comparison of Two Philippine Communities, and Globalization, Privatization and Public Space in the Provincial Philippines. He joined the faculty at UCF in 2002 and teaches Sex, Gender and Culture, Peoples of the World, Magic, Ritual & Belief, and Economic Anthropology.

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