Selling Our Death Masks: Cash-For-Gold in the Age of Austerity

Selling Our Death Masks: Cash-For-Gold in the Age of Austerity

by Yesenia Barragan

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Overview

A radical historical ethnography on the meaning of a fundamentally new physical landscape of our age of austerity: cash-for-gold shops that numerically exploded in the wake of the worst economic crisis of our times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782792703
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 12/12/2014
Pages: 101
Sales rank: 706,544
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Yesenia Barragan is a writer, activist, and PhD Candidate in Latin American History at Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Foreword: The Curse of Gold Michael Taussig 1

The Beginning, or An Origin Story 6

1 Compro oro, dinero ya!: Cash-for-gold in Spain 10

2 A Very Short History of the Pawnshop 28

3 The Golden Yesenia 35

4 At the Bottom of the Mine 43

5 Cash for a Golden Dawn 53

The End: Flesh and Bone 72

Endnotes 76

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