An Anthropological Economy of Debt (Routledge Studies in by Bernard Hours,Pepita Ould Ahmed

By Bernard Hours,Pepita Ould Ahmed

Debt is frequently regarded as an insignificant monetary variable ruled through a simplistic mechanical good judgment, ignoring its different points. Whose debt, and debt of what precisely? This quantity analyzes debt as a political and social build, with a multiplicity of reasons and brokers. All of those are vectors of meanings which are hugely various, and of refined differences; they express that debt is a transverse phenomenon, slicing throughout areas that aren't basically monetary but in addition family, social and political. each one contributor takes a clean view of the topic, facing debt at a distinct time, in a unique society, on a special scale of commentary. by way of adopting a determinedly interdisciplinary technique, the authors demonstrate within the phenomenon of debt a variety of social and gendered determinants that quantity occasionally to domination, allegiance or slavery, and in others to team spirit and emancipation. Debt is at one and an analogous time shared, imposed, political and gendered.

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