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Debts and Uncertainty: Circulation of Advance Money among Tourism Entrepreneurs in Agra, India

Anthropological Considerations of Production, Exchange, Vending and Tourism

ISBN: 978-1-78743-195-9, eISBN: 978-1-78743-194-2

ISSN: 0190-1281

Publication date: 10 August 2017

Abstract

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This chapter contributes to the theory of economic practice, highlighting how economic actors, through their everyday practices, shape the macro-structure of the economic system in which they operate.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

This chapter is based on ethnographic research, conducted as part of my doctoral fieldwork from June–August, 2011 to October 2012–August 2013 in the local tourism markets in Agra, India. Additional research for this chapter was conducted between September and October, 2015, supported by the Humane Studies Fellowship, 2015–2016. I presented a draft of this chapter at the American Anthropological Association’s Annual Meeting, 2015. Feedback received there were helpful in writing this chapter. I acknowledge the support of my advisor, Dr. Dolores Koenig, and my peers for their valuable inputs. Special thanks to Sean Furmage for patiently and diligently reading several drafts of this chapter and providing critical insights and endless support.

Citation

Bhandari, R. (2017), "Debts and Uncertainty: Circulation of Advance Money among Tourism Entrepreneurs in Agra, India", Anthropological Considerations of Production, Exchange, Vending and Tourism (Research in Economic Anthropology, Vol. 37), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 233-256. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0190-128120170000037011

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