Approaching "work" as at heart a practice of exchange, this volume explores sociality in work environments marked by the kind
of structural changes that have come to define contemporary "flexible" capitalism. It introduces anthropological exchange
theory to a wider readership, and shows how the perspective offers new ways to enquire about the flexible capitalism's social
dimensions. The essays contribute to a trans-disciplinary scholarship on contemporary economic practice and change by documenting
how, across diverse settings, "gift-like" socialities proliferate, and even sustain the intensified flexible commoditization
that more commonly is touted as tearing social relations apart. By interrogating a keenly debated contemporary work regime
through an approach to sociality rooted in a rich and distinct anthropological legacy, the volume also makes a novel contribution
to the anthropological literature on work and on exchange.