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Author Kar, Sohini, author

Title Financializing poverty : labor and risk in Indian microfinance / Sohini Kar
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series South Asia in motion
South Asia in motion.
Contents Introduction : enfolding the poor -- Entrepreneurship and work at the "bottom of the pyramid" -- From social banking to financial inclusion -- The reluctant moneylender -- The domestication of microfinance -- Financial risk and the moral economy of credit -- Insured death, precarious life
Summary In India, a growing number of for-profit microfinance institutions (MFIs) have emerged, promising social and economic empowerment while, in reality, they have mainly succeeded at enfolding the poor into the vast circuits of global finance. This book ethnographically examines how the emergence of MFIs has allowed financial institutions in the city of Kolkata to capitalize on the poverty of its residents
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Microfinance -- Social aspects -- India -- Kolkata.
Microfinance -- India -- Kolkata.
Poor women -- India -- Kolkata.
Poverty -- India -- Kolkata.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017051764
ISBN 1503605892 (electronic bk.)
9781503605893 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)