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Maurer shares insights on cultural uses of money

UC Irvine anthropology chair Bill Maurer shows that money has meaning beyond commerce in a new slide show produced by…

January 18, 2008

UC Irvine anthropology chair Bill Maurer shows that money has meaning beyond commerce in a new slide show produced by the Orange County Register. In a piece titled “Did you know… money isn’t always simply money” Maurer discusses cultural, religious and ritualistic practices involving money in Orange County’s ethnic communities. Maurer is an expert on various aspects of finance, from Islamic banking to offshore financial services centers in the Caribbean. He teaches a course on the anthropology of money.