The anthropology of money and finance : between ethnography and world history

Show simple item record Hart, Keith Ortiz, Horacio 2015-06-23T08:41:56Z 2015-06-23T08:41:56Z 2014
dc.description.abstract We review here recent developments in the anthropology of money and finance, listing its achievements, shortcomings and prospects, while referring back to the discipline‘s founders a century ago. We take our departure from the work of Marcel Mauss and Karl Polanyi, both of whom combined openness to ethnographic research with a vision of world history as a whole. Since the 1960s, anthropologists have tended to restrict themselves to niche fields and marginal debates. From the 1980s the anthropological study of money and ethnographies of finance especially have taken off. Despite taking on new objects and directions, anthropologists still find it difficult to connect their situated analyses with global processes and world history. We propose some conceptual and empirical directions for research that would seek to overcome these limitations by integrating ethnography more closely with human history, while stressing the importance of money in shaping world society and in attempts to reform it. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Hart, JK & Ortiz, H 2014, 'The anthropology of money and finance : between ethnography and world history', Annual Review of Anthropology, vol. 43, pp. 465-482. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0084-6570 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1545-4290 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1146/annurev-anthro-102313-025814
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Annual Reviews en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved. This article has been accepted for publication by Annual Review of Anthropology in a revised form. en_ZA
dc.subject Distribution en_ZA
dc.subject Economic anthropology en_ZA
dc.subject Exchange en_ZA
dc.subject Globalization en_ZA
dc.subject Politics en_ZA
dc.subject World society en_ZA
dc.title The anthropology of money and finance : between ethnography and world history en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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