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The Resource Dreaming of money in Ho Chi Minh City, Allison Truitt

Dreaming of money in Ho Chi Minh City, Allison Truitt

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Dreaming of money in Ho Chi Minh City
Title
Dreaming of money in Ho Chi Minh City
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Allison Truitt
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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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Truitt, Allison
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical dialogues in Southeast Asian studies
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  • Money
  • Consumer behavior
  • Monetary policy
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Dreaming of money in Ho Chi Minh City, Allison Truitt
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-185) and index
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volume
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Content category
text
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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
FIEb1733522x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 193 pages
Isbn
9780295992754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)817563033
Label
Dreaming of money in Ho Chi Minh City, Allison Truitt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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
FIEb1733522x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 193 pages
Isbn
9780295992754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)817563033

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