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1st Edition

Ethnographic Encounters

ISBN 9781845207519
Published August 1, 2007 by Routledge
148 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Preface, John Borneman, Princeton University, USAIntroduction, Stefan Senders, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA, and Allison Truitt, Tulane University1. Equation Fixations: On the Whole and the Sum of Dollars In Foreign Exchange, Julie Y. Chu, Wellesley College, USA2. Changing Money in Post-Soviet Ukraine, JA Dickinson, University of Vermont, USA3. Dollars and Dolores in Postwar El Salvador, Ellen Moodie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA4. Cold Cash and Hot Loans in Southern Vietnam, Allison Truitt5. The Smoking Wallet: An Anthropologist Meets Transnational Tobacco Corporations in Malawi, Marty Otañez, University of California San Francisco, USA6. What do You Want Me to Do, Bang My Head Against the Wall?, Stefan Senders, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA7. Circuits of Conversion: From 14,000 to 1, Naeem Inayatullah, Ithaca College, USAGuide to Further Reading Bibliography Notes on Contributors

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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.


The book is remarkably coherent in tone. - Anthropological Notebook