Recursive in/formality: Time and ideology in a distributed monetary system

Sarah Muir

Abstract


I argue that in/formality is not a distinction between two qualities, but rather, a distinction of relative position achieved through linguistic and nonlinguistic practices of categorization. Through an analysis of illegal currency trading in Argentina, I show how temporal and ideological dynamics shape the semiotic framing of in/formality in any given context.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7340/anuac2239-625X-3073

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunica-22014

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