In Money: Ethnographic Encounters, anthropologists tell stories of their experiences with money in the field. Through vivid fieldwork accounts, they explore the ways money has influenced their perceptions and understandings of culture. These accounts raise critical questions. How do anthropologists come to know another culture through ordinary yet unexpected experiences with money? How is anthropological knowledge produced through these interactions?
Money: Ethnographic Encounters offers students, teachers and researchers the opportunity to consider the work of anthropology through vigorous narrative. It also includes a Guide to Further Reading for students. With stories of fieldwork in such varied sites as Vietnam, Ghana, China, and Malawi, Money: Ethnographic Encounters is ideal for all students of anthropology.
Preface, John Borneman 1. Introduction, Stefan Senders and Allison Truitt 2. Equation Fixations: On the Whole and the Sum of Dollars in Foreign Exchange, Julie Y. Chu 3. Money, Nation, and Faith in Post-Soviet Ukraine, J. A. Dickinson 4. Dollars and dolores in Postwar El Salvador, Ellen Moodie 5. Cold Cash and Hot Loans in Saigon, Allison Truitt 6. The Smoking Wallet: An Anthropologist Meets Transnational Tobacco Corporations in Malawi, Marty Otanez 7. What do you want me to do, bang my head against the wall?, Stefan Senders 8. Circuits of Conversion, Naeem Inayatullah Guide to Further Reading.
Stefan Senders is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA.
Allison Truitt is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University, USA.
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