Prof Geoffrey Stokes to launch Globalization and Money

Professor Supriya Singh’s Book Launch ‘Globalization and Money: A Global South Perspective’

This book will be launched by Professor Geoffrey Stokes, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, Research (College of Business), RMIT.Date: Tuesday, 10 December
Time: 3.00-5.00pm (followed by drinks and canapés)
Venue: Building 80, Level 2, Room 2
RSVP: aastha.swaroop@rmit.edu.au by Friday, 6 December for cateringEltham Bookshop will be supporting the event with books for sale and signing.

Globalization and Money explores how men and women, particularly the poor and the unbanked in the global South, use money in ways that empower themselves and their families. Professor Singh deftly weaves theory and individual stories to show how money is emblematic of interconnected markets, the half the world that is unbanked and gender disparities. This story of globalization is also a story of the absence of women from the headlines, from financial inclusion, access to technology and from wealth.

Professor Singh shows how men’s and women’s banking patterns are tied to their management of money in the household. Migrants send money home to show they care for their families and communities left behind. Yet these remittances are more than three times the total amount of official development assistance.

Professor Viviana Zelizer, Princeton University, says: ‘Globalization and new technologies are transforming the world of money. In this pioneering study, Supriya Singh offers a sweeping and compelling account of these changes’.

Prof Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine, says: ‘.. this book charts a course for a new global sociology of money for the twenty-first century’.

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