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Money in a Human Economy

Edited by Keith Hart

326 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-559-4 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Not Yet Published (June 2017)

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Alongside existent debates between state and market theories of money, this volume explores people’s struggles and potential to make money to suit themselves, spanning local case studies and emergent world economies to construct a framework of the ‘human economy’. Contributors to this volume attempt to think about money as a category of thought, offer theories on luxury and sex in capitalist development, and follow the evolution of money today from the role of the global South in shaping its future, to cross-border investment in China, to Bitcoin as politics. Money in a Human Economy offers multiple perspectives on capital’s central role in the formation of world society, as well as in the shaping of its current discontents.

Keith Hart has taught and researched at a score of universities around the world (East Anglia, Manchester, Yale, Michigan, McGill, Chicago, Northwestern, University of West Indies, Cambridge, Aberdeen, Goldsmiths, LSE, Pavia, Oslo, Stellenbosch, Witwatersrand, Kwazulu Natal, Pretoria). He is co-editor of The Human Economy series with Berghahn Books, as well as author and editor of 14 books/single works and well over 100 articles/chapters.

Series: Volume 5, The Human Economy
Subject: General Anthropology Political Economy
Area:

BISAC: SOC002010 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Anthropology/Cultural; SOC050000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Social Classes; BUS016000 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS/Consumer Behavior

BIC: KCS Economic systems & structures; KCK Behavioural economics




Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION

Introduction: Money in a Human Economy
Keith Hart

Chapter 1. Capitalism and our Moment in the History of Money
Keith Hart

PART II: THINKING ABOUT MONEY

Chapter 2. Money is Good to Think: From “Wants of the Mind” to Conversation, Stories and Accounts
Jane Guyer

Chapter 3. The Shadow of Aristotle: A History of Ideas about the Origins of Money
Joseph Noko

Chapter 4. Luxury and the Sexual Economy of Capitalism
Noam Yuran

PART III: THE EVOLUTION OF MONEY TODAY

Chapter 5. The Future of Money is Shaped by the Family Practices of the Global South
Supriya Singh

Chapter 6. Remittance Securitization in the Hemisphere of the Américas: From Wall Street to Calle Principal and Back
David Pedersen

Chapter 7. Cross-border Investment in China
Horacio Ortiz

Chapter 8. Value Transfer and Rent: Or, I Didn’t Realize My Payment Was Your Annuity
Bill Maurer

Chapter 9. The politics of Bitcoin
Nigel Dodd

PART IV: MONEY IN ITS TIME AND PLACE

Chapter 10. A South Asian Mercantile Model of Exchange: Hundi During British Rule
Marina Martin

Chapter 11. Money and Markets for and Against the People: The Rise and Fall of Basotho’s Economic Independence, 1830s-1930s
Sean Maliehe

Chapter 12. Gender and Money in the Argentinian Trueque
Hadrien Saiag

Chapter 13. Imaginary Monies in Haiti
Federico Neibourg

Bibliography
Index

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