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Gustav Peebles takes an anthropological look at two seemingly separate developments in Europe at the turn of the millennium: the rollout of the euro and the building of new transnational regions such as the Oresund Region, envisioned as a melding of Copenhagen, Denmark, with Malmö, Sweden. Peebles argues that the drive to create such transnational spaces is inseparable from the drive to create a pan-national currency. He studies the practices and rhetoric surrounding the national currencies of Denmark and Sweden, the euro, and several new "local currencies" struggling to come into being. The Euro and Its Rivals provides a deep historical study of the welfare state and the monetary policies and utopian visions that helped to ground it, at the same time shedding new light on the contemporary movement of goods, people, credit, and debt.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 1. Imagining Utopia, Constructing Øresund: From the Nation-State to the Region
  2. pp. 19-38
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  1. 2. The Arts of ‘‘Scientific’’ Money: Monetary Policy as Moral Policy
  2. pp. 39-67
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  1. 3. Receipts and Deceits: Currency Regulation, Black Markets, and Borders
  2. pp. 69-91
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  1. 4. The Mark of Money: Regulating the Flow of Subjects
  2. pp. 93-119
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  1. 5. Indebted Communities: Exiling Economic Hierarchy to the Margins
  2. pp. 121-153
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  1. Conclusion: Scientific Money for Scientific States
  2. pp. 155-162
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 163-183
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  1. References
  2. pp. 185-197
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 199-207
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253001412
Print ISBN
9780253223203
MARC Record
OCLC
741491872
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-11
Language
English
Open Access
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