Economies of Relation: Money and Personalism in the Lusophone World
Sansi-Roca, Roger, ed. 2013. Economies of Relation: Money and Personalism in the Lusophone World. Dartmouth, MA: Tagus Press. ISBN 9781933227146 [Edited Book]No full text available
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Abstract or Description
A collection of provocative and insightful essays on the representations of money in Brazil and the Lusophone world
"Money does not bring happiness."For Roberto Da Matta, in Carnivals, Rogues, and Heroes (1979), this saying embodies the ambivalence surrounding money in Brazil, a legacy of a Lusophone cultural tradition that privileges personal relationships over impersonal commodified exchange. This volume of Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies questions this tradition from the perspective of different disciplines. Does money stand in contrast to personal relations? And, if so, is this really particular to Lusophone or, more widely, Latin cultures — as opposed to, say, Anglo-American cultures or Protestantism generally? This book will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, history, literary criticism and Luso-Brazilian studies.