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Who’s Cashing In?
Contemporary Perspectives on New Monies and Global Cashlessness
Edited by Atreyee Sen, Johan Lindquist, and Marie Kolling
Foreword by Keith Hart
158 pages, (4.25'' x 7''), 5 figures, bibliog.
ISBN 978-1-78920-915-0 $14.95/£10.95 Pb Not Yet Published (July 2020)
Cashless infrastructures are rapidly increasing, as credit cards, cryptocurrencies, online and mobile money, remittances, demonetization, and digitalization process replace coins and currencies around the world. Who’s Cashing In? explores how different modes of cashlessness impact, transform and challenge the everyday lives and livelihoods of local communities. Drawing from a wide range of ethnographic studies, this volume offers a concise look at how social actors and intermediaries respond to this change in the materiality of money throughout multiple regional contexts.
Atreyee Sen is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen.
Johan Lindquist is Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University.
Marie Kolling is a postdoctoral researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen.
Subject: Political Economy General Anthropology
Atreyee Sen and Johan Lindquist
Section 1: Cashlessness and New Debt Relations
Chapter 1. Exclusively Simple: The Impact of Cashless Initiatives on Homeless Roma in Denmark
Chapter 2. Debt and Dirty Names: Tracing Cashlessness and Urban Marginality in Brazil
Chapter 3. ‘Debt is What Happens, While...’ The Emerging Field of Digital Finance and Precaritization in Everyday Lives of Young Danes
Chapter 4. Plastic Promises: Credit and Debt in Emerging Cashless Economies
Section 2: Cashlessness and New Infrastructures
Chapter 5. Ecologies of Immateriality: Remittances and the Cashless Allure
Chapter 6. ‘Cards Are for Showing off’: Aesthetics of Cashlessness and Intermediation among the Urban Poor in Delhi
Chapter 7. BoB and the Blockchain Anticipatory infrastructures of the cashless society
Chapter 8. As Above, So Below: On the Democratization of Demonetization
Section 3: Cashless Frictions and New Monetary Transitions
Chapter 9. Borrowing from the Poor: Informal Labour, Shifting Debt Relations and the Demonetization Crisis in Urban India
Chapter 10. 500 Euro Notes: On Mafias, Precarity, and Analytical Priorities
Chapter 11. At One with the Goods: The Politics of Liquidity on Ulaanbaatar’s Market Scene
Morten Axel Pedersen
Chapter 12. Money in the Mattress and Bodies in the Market: Reflections on the Material
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