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Deborah James

United Kingdom
Department of Anthropology
London School of Economics
  • 2012 and earlier
  • 2013 First Semester
  • 2018 Second Semester
  • 2019 First Semester

Involved in these STIAS projects

Comparative perspectives from the global south can tell us much about the meteoric rise of the new middle class in Africa. They suggest that we should be wary of purely quantitative/objective characterisations,...
This project explores the over-indebtedness of South African consumers, set against the longer history of exploitation of South African black people by the forces of capitalism, and interrogates how these...

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Book/Book Chapter

James, Deborah. 2023. Principles or pragmatics? In M. Pelkmans & H. Walker (Eds.), How People Compare (pp. 107–127). Routledge.

Book/Book Chapter

James, Deborah. 2020. Redistribution and indebtedness: a tale of two settings. In C. Hann & D. Kalb (Eds.), Financialization: Relational Approaches. pp. 196–219. Berghahn Books.

Journal Article

Deborah James. 2014. “Deeper into a Hole?” Borrowing and Lending in South Africa. Current Anthropology, 55 (Supplement 9), S17-S29

Book/Book Chapter

Deborah James. 2014. Money From Nothing: Indebtedness and Aspiration in South Africa. Stanford University Press (Palo Alto) and Wits Press (Johannesburg), 304 pp. ISBN: 978-0-804-79267-7

Journal Article

James, Deborah and Samuel Kirwan. 2019. ‘Sorting out income’: transnational householding and austerity Britain. Social Anthropology, 1469–8676.12619.

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