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Economies of Relation
Money and Personalism in the Lusophone World
Roger Sansi, ed.

Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

2013 • 550 pp. 6 x 9"
Essays / Luso-Brazilian Studies

$39.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-14-6

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.

ROGER SANSI holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago and is a senior lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of Fetishes and Monuments: Afro-Brazilian Art and Culture in the 20th Century (2007).

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