Review of Collateral Knowlege (2011) by Annelise Riles

June 27, 2012

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Annelise Riles’ stimulating book Collateral Knowledge.The text is short but packed with insights.  Here’s a condensed summary to whet your appetite: “Collateral Knowledge provides compelling evidence that global finance arises out of a distinct form of technical regulation. This work is essential reading because it sheds light on the constitutive power of the law in financial activity”.  The full review is here: American Anthropologist (v. 114:2)


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