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Title Gambling debt : Iceland's rise and fall in the global economy / edited by E. Paul Durrenberger and Gisli Palsson.

Publication Info. Boulder : University Press of Colorado, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (xlii, 284 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface / E. Paul Durrenberger and Gisli Palsson -- Introduction: The banality of financial evil / Gisli Palsson and E. Paul Durrenberger -- Prologue: Some poetic thoughts concerning meltdowns / Einar Már Guðmundsson -- Vikings invade present-day Iceland / Kristín Loftsdóttir -- Exploiting Icelandic history: 2000-2008 / Guðni Th. Jóhannesson -- Free market ideology, crony capitalism, and social resilience / Örn D. Jónsson and Rögnvaldur J. Sæmundsson -- A day in the life of an Icelandic banker / Már Wolfgang Mixa -- Something rotten in the state of Iceland: "The production of truth" about the Icelandic banks / Vilhjálmur Árnason -- Overthrowing the government: a case study in protest / Jón Gunnar Bernburg -- "Welcome to the revolution!" Voting in the Anarcho-surrealists / Hulda Proppé -- Creativity and crisis / Tinna Grétarsdóttir, Ásmundur Ásmundsson, and Hannes Lárusson -- Groundtruthing individual transferable quotas / Evelyn Pinkerton -- Virtual fish stink, too / James Maguire -- The resilience of rural Iceland / Margaret Willson and Birna Gunnlaugsdóttir -- When fishing rights go up against human rights / Níels Einarsson -- Schools in two communities weather the crash / Guðný S. Guðbjörnsdóttir and Sigurlína Davíðsdóttir -- What happened to the migrant workers? / Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir -- Icelandic language schools after the crash / Pamela Joan Innes -- Charity in pre- and post-crisis Iceland / James G. Rice -- Epilogue: The neoliberal con / Dimitra Doukas -- Retrospect / James Carrier.
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Summary Gambling Debt is a game-changing contribution to the discussion of economic crises and neoliberal financial systems and strategies. Iceland?s 2008 financial collapse was the first case in a series of meltdowns, a warning of danger in the global order. This full-scale anthropology of financialization and the economic crisis broadly discusses this momentous bubble and burst and places it in theoretical, anthropological, and global historical context through descriptions of the complex developments leading to it and the larger social and cultural implications and consequences.
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Language English.
Subject Iceland -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Financial crises -- Iceland -- History -- 21st century.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Debts, External -- Iceland -- 21st century.
Islande -- Conditions économiques -- 21e siècle.
Crise financière mondiale, 2008-2009.
Dettes extérieures -- Islande -- 21e siècle.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural & Social.
Debts, External
Economic history
Financial crises
Global Financial Crisis (2008-2009) (OCoLC)fst01755654
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form History
Added Author Durrenberger, E. Paul, 1943- editor.
Gísli Pálsson, 1949- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Durrenberger, E. Paul. Gambling Debt : Iceland's Rise and Fall in the Global Economy. Boulder : University Press of Colorado, ©2014 9781607323341
ISBN 9781607323358 (electronic bk.)
1607323354 (electronic bk.)
9781457188510 (electronic bk.)
1457188511 (electronic bk.)
9781457188497 (electronic bk.)
145718849X (electronic bk.)
9781607323341 (paperback)
1607323346 (paperback)
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CHNEW 001021644
CHVBK 529964686
DEBSZ 456354247
GBVCP 1008664413
GBVCP 1030561214
UKMGB 020149339

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