Project Details


This project examines the role of counting, inscriptions and accounting numbers in constructing and sustaining social order in society. Every day we engage in many financial or social exchanges. When important, they are often recorded in our memory, a notebook or the social bank of favours, similar to accounting transactions for firms. Yet, how accounting interacts with everyday life to facilitate specific modes of ordering the social space has been given little attention. The link between accounting and order is explored through an ethnographic approach, looking into the dynamics of exchanges, relationships and people on memorable occasions (i.e., weddings and funerals).
Effective start/end date1/07/2230/06/25