Embeddedness and the market's edge: Lakota artists at an economic fringe
The purpose of this research project is to investigate the liminal space Lakota people occupy between market and traditional economies. Rapid integration into a market-based economy and historical resistance to it has pushed the Lakota to an economic fringe, where cash needs demand that Lakota families engage with a market that does not sufficiently provide for them. On the Pine Ridge Reservation, Lakota people are able to absorb the limitations imposed by the market by engaging in a traditional economy embedded in social relations. In particular, this paper focuses on Lakota artists at this ...
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