By Bernard Hours,Pepita Ould Ahmed
Debt is usually considered an insignificant monetary variable ruled via a simplistic mechanical good judgment, ignoring its different points. 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 various, and of sophisticated differences; they convey that debt is a transverse phenomenon, slicing throughout areas that aren't purely fiscal but in addition household, social and political. each one contributor takes a clean view of the topic, facing debt at a unique time, in a special society, on a distinct scale of remark. through adopting a determinedly interdisciplinary technique, the authors show within the phenomenon of debt a range of social and gendered determinants that quantity at times to domination, allegiance or slavery, and in others to team spirit and emancipation. Debt is at one and a similar time shared, imposed, political and gendered.
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