Duran Bell

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Professor, Economics
School of Social Sciences

PH.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1965

Phone: (949) 824-7053, 1207
Fax: (949) 824-4717
Email: dbell@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
4171 Social Sciences Plaza A
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Models of social processes, economic anthropology
Research Abstract
Addressing issues in exchange, sharing, marriage payments, social structure and related issues in economic anthropology.
1998: Wealth transfers associated with marriage, in T. Schweizer and D. R. White (eds) Kinship, Networks and Exchange, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
1990: Characteristics of Bridewealth Under Restricted Exchange, (with Shunfeng Song) Journal of Quantitative Anthropology 2,(3).
1991: Modes of exchange: gift and commodity, Journal of Socio-Economics 20, (2).
1992 : Reciprocity as a generating process in social relations, Journal of Quantitative Anthropology, 3, (3).
1995: Beyond Methodological Individualism: On the nature of sharing. Current Anthropology 36 (5)
1997: Defining marriage and legitimacy, with CA* commentaries and Reply. Current Anthropology 37 (1)
2000: Guanxi: A nesting of groups, Current Anthropology, 41 (1): 132-138.
2001: Polanyi and the definition of capitalism, in Jean Ensminger (ed), Theory in Economic Anthropology. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press .
2003. Wealth and Power: Survival in a Time of Global Accumulation. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press
2004. Evolution of Middle Eastern Social Structures: a new model, Journal of Social Evolution and History 4(1)
2003 Values and Valuables: From the Sacred to the Symbolic, Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press (edited, with Cynthia Werner)
Professional Societies
American Economic Association
Society for Economic Anthropology
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