This panel will examine the structure of exchange between the scared and profane. It will examine markets where actors manage disreputable exchange in taboo markets. To push the field further the panel will ask how do you we think about exchanges that are “legal” but socially disreputable? How do market actors obfuscate disreputable ties through highly intimate and personal ways like gift-giving?
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
"Moral Reactions to the Obfuscation of Disreputable Exchange: A Vignette Experiment on Baby-Selling"
Associate Professor of Sociology, Boston University
"Obfuscating Exploitative Economies"
Assistant Professor of Sociology and the College, University of Chicago
"Risky Investments: Varieties of Obfuscation in Frontier Markets"
Part of the Gender, Sexuality and Global Capitalism Project of the CSGS.