What do christmas and health insurance have in common? By using christmas as an example two underlying principles of health insurance become apparent: solidarity and consumer practices.
An increasing body of literature identifies and compares various strategies for alternative provisioning, namely procuring food and other goods and services in a consciously oriented way. Why is this anthropologically interesting?
Economic change is often seen as being controlled by policy-makers and big business only. However, in the ongoing aftermath of the 2007/08 economic crisis an increasing number of people are implementing new economic practices in their own localities.