The social nature of money

Popular culture tends to depict money as something that people are greedy for or afraid of. We are either trying to get more money to fuel our consumption habits, or we’re trying to avoid facing our financial realities. But in fact, people's relationship with money is largely social. 

In a recent post on the EPIC blog, How to Talk about Money: Ethnographic Approaches to Financial Life, I discuss what people find interesting about money and explore ways we can research people's relationships with it and (through money) with each other. 

You can read the full post here