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Author James, Deborah, Dr.,
Title Money from nothing : indebtedness and aspiration in South Africa / Deborah James.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2015]

Subject Debt -- South Africa.
Consumer credit -- South Africa.
Social mobility -- South Africa.
Social status -- South Africa.
Consumption (Economics) -- South Africa.
Blacks -- South Africa -- Economic conditions.
Blacks -- South Africa -- Social conditions.
South Africa -- Social conditions -- 1994-
Description 1 online resource (xix, 282 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-272) and index.
Contents Introduction : the wellsprings of consumption and debt in South Africa -- Indebtedness, consumption, and marriage : the new middle class -- Regulating credit : tackling the redistributiveness of neoliberalism -- "Ride the camel" : borrowing and lending in context -- "You don't keep money all the time" : savings clubs and social mobility -- South Africa's credit crunch : narratives and neighborhoods -- "The history of that house keeps you out" : property and the new entrepreneur -- New subjectivities : advice, aspiration, and prosperity.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780804793155 (electronic bk.)
0804793158 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 893909864
Additional Format Print version: James, Deborah, Dr. Money from nothing 9780804791113 (DLC) 2014025920 (OCoLC)883207332