ANTH629 - MONEY,MARKTS,MUTUALITY

This course examines intersections of the fiscal and the social, paying parti- cular attention to informal sectors in the urban and urbanizing global South. Drawing from recent ethnographic and historical work on informal networks of credit, banking, and other financial arrangements, the course will examine the roles of rotating credit associations, financial self-help groups, direct cash payments, informal insurance networks, intersections of socio-cultural identi- ties (caste, ethnicity, shared origins or educational background) with credit networks, locally embedded understandings of creditworthiness that may be grounded in social rather than economic capital, and informal mechanisms for the movement of credit and debt across spaces and communities, both historica- lly and in the present. Permit required to register--please contact the instructor.
Section 401 - SEM - MONEY, MARKETS, AND MUTUALITY
T 0130PM-0430PM
MITCHELL, LISA