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Burlesque

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the paper money custom has turned to burlesque. More specifically, it considers how online news stories from different places around China view the custom in relation to ... More


A Specie‐Less France, 1720

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Because of his success with the Mississippi Company, John Law was appointed Contrôlleur Général des Finances in January, 1720. This meant he was the equivalent of the Prime Minister. Further ... More


Origins

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the origins of the paper money custom by drawing on ethnology, folklore, and history. It first considers the three ways that people in China and in other parts of the world send ... More


Politicizing Paper Money

Mary Poovey (ed.)

in Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226675329
eISBN:
9780226675213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675213.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter addresses one genre in which fiction continued to pose cultural problems even after it had become recognizable. This genre is paper money, whose cultural efficacy depended both on ... More


Endless Scroll

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines some of the material forms of paper money, focusing on the galaxy of papers that are cut from an endless scroll dating back a thousand years and canopies most of continental ... More


Introduction: A Hunger for the Real

Andrew Lawson

in Downwardly Mobile: The Changing Fortunes of American Realism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199828050
eISBN:
9780199933334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828050.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The introduction shows how Americans in the antebellum period were troubled by a growing sense that reality was becoming opaque and abstract, with the economic structure resting on an expanded credit ... More


John Law and Richard Cantillon: The First Mississippi Fortune — Phase One

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Cantillon's financial career was closely linked with that of John Law (1671–1729). Law wished to solve France's twin crises, the shortage of money and the high level of state indebtedness, through ... More


Paper Money and Absolute Monarchy

Guy Rowlands

in The Financial Decline of a Great Power: War, Influence, and Money in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199585076
eISBN:
9780191744600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585076.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

The coinage manipulations led the government to issue receipts for coin deposits at the mints, at first on a small scale and for limited durations. But after 1701 Mint bills circulated for longer and ... More


Rags, Blacking, and Paper Soldiers

in Face Value: The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629377
eISBN:
9780226629391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629391.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the Civil War, America abandoned slavery and gold in favor of pure legal tender paper money known as greenbacks. African Americans enlisted in the Army helped the Union prevail, while the ... More


Chiasm

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines and explains various aspects of the custom of burning paper money by focusing on the social formation of a material culture itself: the galaxy of papers with its own emergent ... More


Money in the Western Legal Tradition: Middle Ages to Bretton Woods

David Fox and Wolfgang Ernst (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198704744
eISBN:
9780191774041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704744.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Monetary law is essential to the functioning of private transactions and international dealings by the state: nearly every legal transaction has a monetary aspect. This book presents an analysis of ... More


This New Black Flesh Coin

in Face Value: The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629377
eISBN:
9780226629391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629391.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the colonial period, Americans were forced to rethink money. In response to the lack of gold or silver in North America, they invented new forms of money that depended on social agreement, ... More


Ghost Bills

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on ghost bills which, as a paper simulation of real money made from paper, seem to defeat the conceptual power of a “paper money” and thus appear more real than the other, older ... More


Money and machines: Wilkie Collins’s ghosts

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter studies images of spectrality that can be found in Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale and The Haunted Hotel. It determines that Collins believed that money immorally ... More


Sacrifice

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the structures of the lifeworld in which the consecrative handling of the papers is concerned with producing value, a thing of value, in the form of a sacrifice. More ... More


Liturgy

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains the meanings and motives behind the paper money custom from the perspective of structuralism. More specifically, it offers a structuralist analysis of the semiotic role of paper ... More


Ideology

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the function of paper money from the perspective of historical materialism. It begins by asking whether the paper money custom constitutes an ideology, with particular emphasis ... More


Hertz’s earlier ideas about images

JESPER LÜTZEN

in Mechanistic Images in Geometric Form: Heinrich Hertz's 'Principles of Mechanics'

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567370
eISBN:
9780191717925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567370.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Heinrich Hertz's image theory, as presented in the introduction to his book Principles of Mechanics, has earned him fame as a ‘modern philosopher’. However, it is somewhat ironic that Hertz initially ... More


Value

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the capacity of paper money to realize different notions of value as a phenomenon of exchange. It first compares burning money with kula and potlatch and considers how paper ... More


Deposit Banking and the Use of Monetary Instruments

Helmut Siekmann

in Money in the Western Legal Tradition: Middle Ages to Bretton Woods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198704744
eISBN:
9780191774041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704744.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyses the development of deposit banking through banknotes and the use of different monetary instruments in banking. It outlines the evolution of paper money in the Western world from ... More


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