By Janet Carsten

Unique in concentration and overseas in scope, this publication brings jointly 10 essays in regards to the fabric, metaphorical, and symbolic value of blood.

  • An interdisciplinary learn that unites the paintings of famous historians and anthropologists
  • Incorporates insights from contemporary paintings in symbolism, kinship reviews, scientific anthropology, the anthropology of faith, the sociological research of finance, and textual analysis
  • Covers subject matters akin to Medieval eu conceptions of blood; blood and the mind; blood and the cultural examine of finance; and blood varieties, identification, and organization in twentieth-century America


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What makes a family fortune grow? Who can legitimately claim the spoils? How do fractional reserve banking and derivatives create credit out of thin air? The early modern controversies once associated with circulation and generation are with us still. They have simply been displaced. NOTES Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Edinburgh workshop on ‘The Multiple Meanings and Symbolic Resonance of Blood’ for their intellectual generosity and insightful comments on an early draft of this chapter.

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