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Currency and the conquest of space and time 
Gustav Peebles (University of Stockholm)
Coco Kanters (Leiden University)
Daromir Rudnyckyj (University of Victoria)
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Ikuno Naka (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)
Thursday 18 July, -
Time zone: Europe/Madrid
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Short Abstract:

Our roundtable seeks to better integrate the study of monetary policy and monetary activism with a far bigger and more established field of anthropological research concerning the socio-legal conquest of time and space.

Long Abstract:

Our roundtable seeks to build on a range of anthropological studies of money in order to better integrate monetary policies and monetary "activism" into broader discussions within our discipline about structural violence, colonialism, and the disciplining of populations. In so doing, we hope to help demystify the otherwise arcane nature of both monetary policy and monetary history, but also to recognize how anthropological research can contribute to emergent global debates about how to most fairly and most efficiently organize money, while also lifting up voices, ideas, and movements that tend to be silenced by, and within, them. By attempting to dovetail these mostly separate domains of academic research, we can — for example— pry open central bank archives to discover that they are actually archives of colonialism; we can ethnographically study the trade of gold from central bankers to “preppers”; we can consider the ways in which the global movement in “complementary currencies” can serve as local reactions to hegemonic attempts to control financial time and space. After a brief round of provocations from our presenters, our roundtable will aim for presenters and audience alike to crowdsource anthropological theories and research that can best contribute to this ongoing effort to recognize the role that currency plays in the colonization of territory and time alike.

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Session 1 Thursday 18 July, 2024, -