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Economic behavior is governed by two major sets of boundary conditions: environmental and technological factors on the one hand, and conditions of social organization on the other hand. Indeed, social scientists are often particularly interested in the framework of exchange relationships: exchange of goods, services, personnel, and information. Economic exchanges lend concrete manifestations to social relations that themselves may transcend the economic realm and that otherwise are often difficult to trace.
Yet in social science research in Southeast Asia, the area of economic studies has lagged behind, despite the great study potential represented by the tremendous diversity of its physical and human environment. Economic Exchange and Social Interaction in Southeast Asia attempts to take advantage of that opportunity. As a number of the contributions to this volume show, many if not most of the systems organized on very different levels of integration interact with each other. Taken as a whole, they provide evidence of the incredible diversity of economic and social systems that may be investigated in Southeast Asia.
 

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  1. Cover
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  1. Series Page
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Plates
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  1. Tables
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  1. Figures
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  1. The Contributors
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  1. Preface
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  1. I. Theory of Exchange, Models, General Problems
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  1. Trade, Social Conflict, and Social Integration: Rethinking Some Old Ideas on Exchange
  2. Brian L. Foster
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  1. From Stage to Development in Prehistoric Thailand: An Exploration of the Origins of Growth, Exchange, and Variability in Southeast Asia
  2. Jean Kennedy
  3. pp. 23-38
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  1. Exchange at the Upstream and Downstream Ends: Notes Toward a Functional Model of the Coastal State in Southeast Asia
  2. Bennet Bronson
  3. pp. 39-52
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  1. II. Contributions to the Ethnography of Exchange in Southeast Asia
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  1. Ecotones and Exchange in Northern Luzon
  2. Jean Treloggen Peterson
  3. pp. 55-71
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  1. Contemporary Malay Traders in the Gulf of Siam
  2. L. A. Peter Gosling
  3. pp. 73-95
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  1. East Timor: Exchange and Political Hierarchy at the Time of the European Discoveries
  2. Shepard Forman
  3. pp. 97-111
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  1. Trading Patterns of Philippine Chinese: Strategies of Sojourning Middlemen
  2. John T. Omohundro
  3. pp. 113-136
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  1. III. Exchange and the Prehistoric and Historic Development of Southeast Asia
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  1. The Opening of Southeast Asia, Trading Patterns through the Centuries
  2. John K. Whitmore
  3. pp. 139-153
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  1. Archaeology and Palaeogeography in the Straits of Malacca
  2. John N. Miksic
  3. pp. 155-175
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  1. Prehistoric Trade and the Evolution of Philippine Societies: A Reconsideration
  2. Karl L. Hutterer
  3. pp. 177-196
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  1. Markets and Trade in Pre-Madjapahit Java
  2. Jan Wisseman
  3. pp. 197-212
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  1. The Coming of Islam to the Archipelago: A Reassessment
  2. Kenneth R. Hall
  3. pp. 213-231
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  1. A Chinese Silk Depicted at Candi Sèwu
  2. Hiram W. Woodward, Jr.
  3. pp. 233-243
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  1. Ethnic Participation in the Export of Thai Rice, 1885-1890
  2. Constance M. Wilson
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 273-319
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