Gift Exchange Or Barter? The Origins And Functions Of Money

Mark Jamieson: Gift Exchange Or Barter? The Origins And Functions Of Money 24 February 2015

Mark Jamieson

Gift Exchange Or Barter? The Origins And Functions Of Money
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 18:45

A social anthropologist discusses one of the fundamental problems of history - when how and why did people begin using money?

Mark Jamieson is a lecturer in anthropology at University of East London and is currently researching land rights and the effects of narco-trafficking on the economy of NIcaragua's Mosquito Coast. He has conducted fieldwork with the Miskitu (and more recently Ulwa) of eastern Nicaragua and his theoretical interests include economics, money, counterfeiting, and linguistics. He discussed various hypotheses about the origins of money and the various meanings of the varieties moneys that are used in different societies.

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