Mutual Life, Limited
Islamic Banking, Alternative Currencies, Lateral Reason
By (author) Bill Maurer
Normal Price: $65.00
Your Price: $58.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.93 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Mutual Life, Limited by Bill Maurer
Book DescriptionWhy are people continually surprised to discover that money is "just" meaning? Mutual Life, Limited spends time among those who, in acknowledging the fictions of finance, are making money anew. It documents ongoing efforts to remake money and finance by Islamic bankers who seek to avoid interest and local currency proponents who would stand outside of national economies. It asks how alternative moneys both escape and reenact dominant forms of money and finance, and reflects critically on their broader implications for scholarship. Based on fieldwork among participants in a local currency system in Ithaca, New York, and among Islamic banking practitioners in the United States, Indonesia, and elsewhere, this book exploits the convergence between the reflexivity of monetary alternatives and social inquiry by questioning the equivalence between money and ethnography. Can money ever be adequate to the value backing it? Can social description ever be adequate to messy and contingent realities? Bill Maurer's ethnographic discovery is that ethnography as such--the holistic description of a way of life--cannot be sustained when faced with a set of practices that anticipates and incorporates it in advance. His fluently written book represents an unprecedented critique of social scientific approaches to money through an ethnographic description of specific monetary alternatives, while also speaking broadly to the very problem of anthropological knowledge in the twenty-first century.
Buy Mutual Life, Limited book by Bill Maurer from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780691121970
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bill Maurer
How Would You Like to Pay?, Paperback (November 2015)
In this primer on the history of money, Bill Maurer explores the implications of how technology is changing how we use money and argues that understanding and considering how we would like to pay gives us insight into determining how we would like to live.
Accelerating Possession, Hardback (March 2006)View all books by Bill Maurer
Written by prominent scholars, this title explores the relationship between property and personhood. It considers a range of topics, including: the establishment of the rule of property in US-occupied Iraq; the work of John Locke; and reflections on property and personhood in the art of Jenny Holzer and the novels of Stanislaw Lem.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mutual Life, Limited book by Bill Maurer and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Bill Maurer
Bill Maurer is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of "Recharting the Caribbean: Land, Law, and Citizenship in the British Virgin Islands", and the co-editor of "Gender Matters: Re-Reading Michelle Z. Rosaldo" and "Globalization under Construction: Governmentality, Law, and Identity".
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.