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‘Money on the Street’ as a Hoard

How Informal Moneylenders Remain Unbanked

Martin Fotta

quality does not necessarily turn money into a catalyst of calculation and abstraction. He shows that within Cuban Ifá divination, moments of expenditure foreground exact quantities of money spent while simultaneously highlighting the encompassment of one

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Overcoming the Quantity-Quality Divide in Economic Anthropology

Sandy Ross, Mario Schmidt, and Ville Koskinen

expressed in “How to Spend It,” a luxury shopping supplement in the Financial Times that advises finance workers on spending their bonuses. If we, however, follow Holbraad’s analysis of money use in Cuban Ifá divination cults and understand quantities of

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J. D. Y. Peel

Marloes Janson, Wale Adebanwi, David Pratten, Ruth Marshall, Stephan Palmié, Amanda Villepastour, and J. D. Y. Peel

Edited by Richard Fardon and Ramon Sarró

drumming. A few mouthfuls later, we were talking about medicine and magic in Yoruba Christian churches and the Ifá divination cult. By the time the main course was served, we had shifted from Sharia law in Iran to northern Nigeria, then landed in a medieval