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At the center of this subtle ethnographic account of the Haya communities of Northwest Tanzania is the idea of a lived world as both the product and the producer of everyday practices Drawing on his experience living with the Haya Brad Weiss explores Haya ways of constructing and inhabiting their community and examines the forces that shape and transform these practices over time In particular he shows how the Haya a group at the fringe of the global economy have responded to the processes and material aspects of money markets and commodities as they make and remake their place in a changing worldGrounded in a richly detailed ethnography of Haya practice Weiss's analysis considers the symbolic qualities and values embedded in goods and transactions across a wide range of cultural activity agricultural practice and food preparation the body's experience of epidemic disease from AIDS to the infant affliction of plastic teeth and long standing forms of social movement and migration Weiss emphasizes how Haya images of consumption describe the relationship between their local community and the global economy Throughout he demonstrates that particular commodities andgeneral market processes are always material and meaningful forces with the potential for creativity as well as disruption in Haya social life By calling attention to the productive dimensions of this spatial and temporal world his work highlights the importance of human agency in not only the Haya but any sociocultural orderOffering a significant contribution to the anthropological theories of practice embodiment and agency and enriching our understanding of the lives of a rural African people The Making and Unmaking of the Haya Lived World will interest historians anthropologists ethnographers and scholars of cultural studiesAt the center of this subtle ethnographic account of the Haya communities of Northwest Tanzania is the idea of a lived world as both the product and the producer of everyday practices Drawing on his experience living with the Haya Brad Weiss explores Haya ways of constructing and inhabiting their community and examines the forces that shape and transform these practices over time In particular he shows how the Haya a group at the fringe of the global economy have responded to the processes and material aspects of money markets and commodities as they make and remake their place in a changing worldGrounded in a richly detailed ethnography of Haya practice Weiss's analysis considers the symbolic qualities and values embedded in goods and transactions across a wide range of cultural activity agricultural practice and food preparation the body's experience of epidemic disease from AIDS to the infant affliction of plastic teeth and long standing forms of social movement and migration Weiss emphasizes how Haya images of consumption describe the relationship between their local community and the global economy Throughout he demonstrates that particular commodities andgeneral market processes are always material and meaningful forces with the potential for creativity as well as disruption in Haya social life By calling attention to the productive dimensions of this spatial and temporal world his work highlights the importance of human agency in not only the Haya but any sociocultural orderOffering a significant contribution to the anthropological theories of practice embodiment and agency and enriching our understanding of the lives of a rural African people The Making and Unmaking of the Haya Lived World will interest historians anthropologists ethnographers and scholars of cultural studies