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By Bernard Hours,Pepita Ould Ahmed

ISBN-10: 081534645X

ISBN-13: 9780815346456

ISBN-10: 1138888834

ISBN-13: 9781138888838

Debt is frequently regarded as an insignificant financial variable ruled by means of a simplistic mechanical common sense, ignoring its different elements. Whose debt, and debt of what precisely? This quantity analyzes debt as a political and social build, with a multiplicity of reasons and brokers. All of those are vectors of meanings which are hugely diversified, and of sophisticated differences; they convey that debt is a transverse phenomenon, slicing throughout areas that aren't purely financial but in addition family, social and political. every one contributor takes a clean view of the topic, facing debt at a distinct time, in a special society, on a unique scale of statement. via adopting a determinedly interdisciplinary strategy, the authors demonstrate within the phenomenon of debt a range of social and gendered determinants that quantity every so often to domination, allegiance or slavery, and in others to unity and emancipation. Debt is at one and an identical time shared, imposed, political and gendered.

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