By Bernard Hours,Pepita Ould Ahmed

Debt is usually regarded as a trifling fiscal variable ruled by means of a simplistic mechanical common sense, ignoring its different points. Whose debt, and debt of what precisely? This quantity analyzes debt as a political and social build, with a multiplicity of reasons and brokers. All of those are vectors of meanings which are hugely assorted, and of sophisticated differences; they express that debt is a transverse phenomenon, slicing throughout areas that aren't only monetary but additionally family, social and political. each one contributor takes a clean view of the topic, facing debt at a unique time, in a distinct society, on a special scale of statement. by means of adopting a determinedly interdisciplinary method, the authors display within the phenomenon of debt a variety of social and gendered determinants that quantity on occasion to domination, allegiance or slavery, and in others to team spirit and emancipation. Debt is at one and an analogous time shared, imposed, political and gendered.

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