Submission Deadline: December 13, 2021
For at least two decades new paradigms of the social sciences have helped to understand the place of money in social life. The role that the U.S. currency has played in entrenching U.S. hegemony since the mid-twentieth century is well known. But its conversion into a that circulates in multiple territories, that overflows international trade or finance (not only as the currency of the elites) and that takes root in monetary repertoires in replacement or together with other national currencies to become a unit of account, payment or exchange in the day-to-day of vast populations of the global south is still a phenomenon that needs to be understood.
The challenge of this joint call between Escuela IDAES (UNSAM, Argentina), and CLACSO, with the participation of CODESRIA, is to select proposals for works focused on cases that allow integration into a transnational comparative framework on how the US dollar has become and operates as a currency (Luzzi and Wilkis, 2019) legally or de facto integrated into the daily and ordinary economic practices of very varied social sectors and in extremely heterogeneous contexts.
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