[URBANTH-L]anthropological responses to current financial meltdown

Hyatt, Susan suhyatt at iupui.edu
Fri Oct 24 17:50:25 EDT 2008

Caitlin Zaloom's book, Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London was published in 2006 but I believe it deals with the culture of risk in an age where investing is now done through the internet rather than on trading floors.  I also cannot recommend enough Brett Williams' book on debt-- Debt for Sale.  It was published around 2004 or 2005 but it absolutely sets the stage for what is happening now.  She also has an excellent piece in this current issue of North American Dialogue, available for download through the SANA web site.

Sue Hyatt

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Hi Anke,
Karen Ho, here at U Minnesota, is having her book published on her work 
with Wall Street traders by Duke. Unfortunately it's not out yet (she 
sent back her final draft the same day Lehman Bros. went south, and she 
is reworking her intro furiously to account for the last few weeks), but 
I believe that Duke is working to get it fast tracked because of its 
timeliness. The title is "Liquidated" (can't remember the subtitle). 
She's also just given birth and is on leave, but she is checking email 
intermittently should you want to contact her: karenho at umn.edu

david valentine
assistant professor
department of anthropology + university of minnesota
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minneapolis, mn 55455 + 612.626.8692 + valen076 at umn.edu

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