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Antropologia piețelor financiare. Teme, Abordări, Metode
Anthropology of Financial Markets: Topics, Approaches, and Methods

Author(s): Narcis Tulbure
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Economy, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Financial Markets
Published by: EDITURA ASE
Keywords: anthropology of money; financial markets; value(s); finance and culture; indebtedness; financial crisis
Summary/Abstract: The book is an introduction to the overlapping subfields of the anthropology of financial markets and the anthropology of money. It is meant for a Romanian audience interested in understanding financial practices and processes taking place after the end of socialism from an anthropological perspective. The book includes a selection of unpublished essays and several articles formerly published in English. It aims both to present a systematic and critical introduction to some of the most recent theories pertaining to the anthropology of money/ financial markets and to illustrate the virtues of ethnographic approaches to postsocialist financial practices. While the first chapter is a critical essay on the state of the two subfields, the following four chapters of the book deal with the issues of local notions of (life) insurance and the social networks through which insurance policies are distributed, indebtedness and its local predicaments during the financial crisis started in 2008, the shifting notions of risk and the financial architecture built to tame it after the subprime mortgage crisis and the Great Recession it triggered, as well as culturally informed practices involving money in several Romanian mutual funds during the postsocialist period.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-606-34-0185-5
  • Page Count: 226
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Romanian