Global imaginaries beyond markets: The globalization of money, family and financial inclusion

Singh, S 2019, 'Global imaginaries beyond markets: The globalization of money, family and financial inclusion' in Chris Hudson and Erin K. Wilson (ed.) Revisiting the Global Imaginary, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 85-103.


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Title Global imaginaries beyond markets: The globalization of money, family and financial inclusion
Author(s) Singh, S
Year 2019
Title of book Revisiting the Global Imaginary
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of publication Cham, Switzerland
Editor(s) Chris Hudson and Erin K. Wilson
Start page 85
End page 103
Subjects Sociology not elsewhere classified
Social Change
Summary Manfred Steger's work opens up a new perspective on money and globalization Numerous studies on globalization emphasize the increasing interconnection of global financial markets. However, as the work of Manfred Steger, amongst others, shows, such a focus ignores the social, political, cultural, ecological and moral dimensions of globalization. It is also highly gendered and eurocentric. Building on Steger's insights, this chapter shifts from markets to money and from the global North to the global South to analyze the processes of globalization. Innovative methods for the global transfer of money in recent years have contributed to greater social and financial inclusion. Women though still not as included as men, have gained greater freedoms related to money. Migrants send money more efficiently to their families and communities in the Global South. The chapter concludes by considering the implications of the globalization of money for future global, social, political and economic relationships. It suggests the family will become increasingly central to money and the global imaginary.
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2019
Keyword(s) money
globalization
global South
gender
financial inclusion
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-030-14911-6_6
ISBN 9783030149109
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