The role of money and alternative formal financial systems
- March 3, 2013
- Taylor Nelms, anthropology graduate student, is featured in Pagina|12 (Argentina) March 3, 2013
Taylor Nelms wants a doctorate in anthropology from the University of California with his research on dollarization and popular and solidarity economy in Ecuador. Through an ethnographic approach to monetary and organizational practices of state actors, urban retailers and partners Savings and Loan, dug into the imagery that these actors have on their everyday economic practices. Q: How does the circulation of money in the solidarity funds? A: My field work is to investigate the intersection of money, the right of law and institutions, which are of three types: formal financial institutions (banks or cooperatives), state institutions and what I call everyday or vernacular institutions. I wanted to know the role of money in the establishment and maintenance of local institutions such as the type of relationship that people establish with local institutions, both as formal, ie banks, affecting the use of money in their daily lives those of Ecuadorians in particular.
For the full story, please visit http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/suplementos/cash/17-6655-2013-03-03.html (Spanish version).
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