Tag: Microfinance

Disability in and through Rural Worlds by Vandana Chaudhry

Vandana Chaudhry , March 11th, 2019

The vast majority of disabled people in the Global South inhabit rural worlds and their experiences are shaped by material, relational, and social specificities of rurality, and yet…


Doing Development the Right Way: A Conversation with Charles Piot

Alma Gottlieb , April 2nd, 2018

Anthropologist Charlie Piot has been conducting research on the political economy and history of rural West Africa for over thirty years. His first book, Remotely Global: Village Modernity…

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Book Review: Borrowing Together: Microfinance and Cultivating Social Ties by Becky Yang Hsu

Rose Deller , January 16th, 2018

In Borrowing Together: Microfinance and Cultivating Social Ties, Becky Yang Hsu draws upon two microfinance projects in rural China in order to explore the social relations and cultural…

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A Tale of Two Rooms: Debt, Success, and Freedom in Indian Microfinance

Sohini Kar , November 2nd, 2016

“See, I don’t have a TV or an almirah [wardrobe],” said Ilina, pointing to her sparse one-room flat, while in one corner—the makeshift kitchen—her husband squatted over a…


Anthro in the news 6/29/15

anthropologyworks , June 28th, 2015

A matter of Pride: There is no neutral An article in the Guardian reports on conflicts related to how a group of queer activists mobilized in solidarity with…


Launching new project on global consumer finance research

Erin B Taylor , December 8th, 2014

Gawain Lynch and I are happy to announce that we have just begun a new project with the IMTFI on global research in consumer finance. Over the next…

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