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The Resource Dreaming of money in Ho Chi Minh City, Allison Truitt, (electronic book)

Dreaming of money in Ho Chi Minh City, Allison Truitt, (electronic book)

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Dreaming of money in Ho Chi Minh City
Title
Dreaming of money in Ho Chi Minh City
Statement of responsibility
Allison Truitt
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The expanding use of money in contemporary Vietnam has been propelled by the rise of new markets, digital telecommunications, and an ideological emphasis on money's autonomy from the state. People in Vietnam use the metaphor of "open doors" to describe their everyday experiences of market liberalization and to designate the end of Vietnam's postwar social isolation and return to a consumer-oriented environment. Dreaming of Money in Ho Chi Minh City examines how money is redefining social identities, moral economies, and economic citizenship in Vietnam. It shows how people use money as a standard of value to measure social and moral worth, how money is used to create new hierarchies of privilege and to limit freedom, and how both domestic and global monetary politics affect the cultural politics of identity in Vietnam. Drawing on interviews with shopkeepers, bankers, vendors, and foreign investors, Allison Truitt explores the function of money in everyday life. From counterfeit currencies to streetside lotteries, from gold shops to crowded temples, she relates money's restructuring to performances of identity. By locating money in domains often relegated to the margins of the economy--households, religion, and gender--she demonstrates how money is shaping ordinary people's sense of belonging and citizenship in Vietnam"--
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Publisher's Web site
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Truitt, Allison
Dewey number
306.309597/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG1250.5
LC item number
.T78 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical dialogues in Southeast Asian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Money
  • Consumer behavior
  • Monetary policy
Label
Dreaming of money in Ho Chi Minh City, Allison Truitt, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of Vietnamese money -- Renovating households -- Dollars are for keeping -- Summoning spirits -- The qualities of money -- Dodging, or, Street-level strategies for personal gain
Control code
ebr10764327
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (206 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295804620
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Dreaming of money in Ho Chi Minh City, Allison Truitt, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of Vietnamese money -- Renovating households -- Dollars are for keeping -- Summoning spirits -- The qualities of money -- Dodging, or, Street-level strategies for personal gain
Control code
ebr10764327
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (206 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295804620
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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