For me …

 

MONEY IS not simply a thing but a social process: monetization rather than money as such! It is not only about what money counts and how it compares, but fundamentally about what and who money can be, represent or become!

Therefore I am an

Anthropologist of Money!

For me …

 

MONEY IS not simply a thing but a social process: monetization rather than money as such! It is not only about what money counts and how it compares, but fundamentally about what and who money can be, represent or become!

Therefore I am an

Anthropologist of Money!

DR. JENS M. ZICKGRAF
Ethnographer, Economic Anthropologist

Location: Munich, Germany
Contact:  jens.zickgraf@moneyness.info

Welcome! I am Jens M. Zickgraf. Started with the simple intention to learn about building pages with wordpress, moneyness.info is my personal website. So far I use it as a platform to share my profile and at least some of my thoughts or observations on money including bits and pieces of my earlier research in India (However, please note that I attend to this domain just every once in a while)

Moneyness is the core theme which motivates both my ethnographic perspective and my theoretical approach towards money. Some of my basic ideas can be found here and here (external link).

It makes me interested in:

  • historical variations, politics and future potentials of money and finance
  • social aesthetics and UX of monies and payments
  • monetary cultures and pecuniary identities
  • payment as “technology”, “infrastructure”, “communication” and “performance”
  • value and “value-add”; moral and economic spheres of value and valuation
  • financial landscapes, financial networks and financial inclusion
  • money in India (and what we can learn from India’s rich pecuniary traditions not least with an eye towards contemporary revolutions in the field of electronic transaction)
  • financial markets and stock trading

Thanks for visting!

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