Saturday, September 29, 2018

Week 6.1 - Value and Wealth

What kinds of wealth do Carola and Saraswathi mobilize to make their livelihoods? How are these forms of wealth valued? How do these modes of value-formation compare across the Mexican and Indian context?

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Week 5.2 - Money and Social Ties

Does money corrupt social relations? Does the use of social relations in financial realms cause inefficiency or favoritism of failure? How does Zelizer respond to claims that money and social relations don't mix well together? How do people intertwine money and social relations?

Monday, September 24, 2018

Week 5: Money and Social Ties

What is the conventional story of money, according to Maurer? What, according to Maurer, are some shortcomings of this story?