Book: Frontiers of Capital – Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy
Frontiers of Capital brings together ethnographies exploring how cultural practices and social relations have been altered by the radical economic and technological innovations of the New Economy.
The contributors, most of whom are anthropologists, investigate changes in the practices and interactions of futures traders, Chinese entrepreneurs, residents of French housing projects, women working on Wall Street, cable television programmers, and others.
Together the essays suggest that social relations, rather than becoming less relevant in the high-tech age, have become more important than ever.
The book’s editors are Melissa S. Fisher, assistant professor of anthropology at Georgetown University and Greg Downey, lecturer in anthropology at Macquarie University.