This collection is concerned with the symbolic representation of money in a range of different societies, and more specifically with the moral evaluation of monetary and commercial exchanges. It focuses on the different cultural meanings surrounding monetary transactions, emphasizing the enormous cultural variation in the way money is symbolized and how this symbolism relates to culturally constructed notions of production, consumption, circulation, and exchange.
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Essays concerned with the symbolic representation of money focus on its different cultural meanings and how they influence conceptions of production, consumption, circulation and exchange.From the Back Cover:
This volume deals with the way in which money is symbolically represented in a range of different cultures from South and South-East Asia, Africa, Oceania and South America. More especially, it is concerned with the moral evaluation of monetary and commercial exchanges as against exchanges of other kinds.
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