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dc.contributor.authorHigh, M.M.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-27T15:01:01Z
dc.date.available2014-06-27T15:01:01Z
dc.date.issued2013-11-01
dc.identifier.citationHigh , M M 2013 , ' Polluted money, polluted wealth : emerging regimes of value in the Mongolian gold rush ' , American Ethnologist , vol. 40 , no. 4 , pp. 676-688 . https://doi.org/10.1111/amet.12047en
dc.identifier.issn0094-0496
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 129503011
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: bc8d6e97-e298-4a18-b1a7-7020c82d3e55
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84887148609
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-5752-6810/work/90112342
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/4917
dc.description.abstractIn Mongolia's gold rush economy, money has become such an emphatically localized and contentious object that its cash value cannot be presumed. Drawing on Mongolian notions of "polluted money," I argue that, in this context, cash value is determined not only by a banknote's status as legal tender but also by local understandings of its materiality. Confronted with the intense pollution that attaches to gold miners' money, shopkeepers change the face value of the money and effectively set higher prices in a region with increasing numbers of dependent customers. Rather than challenging or subverting money's national indexicality, this redenomination of state currency reflects people's critical position within a troubled economy of pollution. This case demonstrates that currency, like any other object, is a social medium that is intimately tied to the physical and cosmological world.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Ethnologisten
dc.rights© High, M. (2013). Polluted Money, Polluted Wealth: Emerging Regimes of Value in the Mongolian Gold Mines. American Ethnologist, 40(4), 676-688. 10.1111/amet.12047en
dc.subjectMoneyen
dc.subjectValueen
dc.subjectEconomic circuitsen
dc.subjectPollutionen
dc.subjectGold miningen
dc.subjectMongoliaen
dc.subjectH Social Sciences (General)en
dc.subject.lccH1en
dc.titlePolluted money, polluted wealth : emerging regimes of value in the Mongolian gold rushen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPostprinten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Social Anthropologyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/amet.12047
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/polluted-money-polluted-wealth(63781dd2-b940-41d7-8279-966edc5ce281).htmlen


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