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Ovesen, Jan
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Ovesen, J. & Trankell, I.-B. (2014). Symbiosis of Microcredit and Private Moneylending in Cambodia. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 15(2), 178-196
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Symbiosis of Microcredit and Private Moneylending in Cambodia
2014 (English)In: The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, ISSN 0314-9099, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 178-196Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Microcredit's potential for poverty reduction is a highly contested issue. In Cambodia, the dramatically increasing commercial microcredit coexists with widespread private moneylending. These two practices are rooted in different economic world views: neoliberalism on the one hand, and the traditional Khmer economic sociality permeated by patronage on the other. The ethnography shows that far from competing with each other, microcredit and private lending have adapted to form a symbiotic relationship, and much private lending is financed through microcredit. While microcredit is often beneficial to people living well above the poverty line, the widespread access to credit, through microloans as well as private lending, is threatening the livelihoods of the economically most vulnerable and precipitating their social, economic and spatial exclusion from their local communities. In contrast to the social and economic exclusion caused by land grabbing and forced evictions, which has received a fair amount of public attention, exclusion as a consequence of indebtedness has, for sociocultural reasons, remained much less visible.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Canberra: Australian National University, 2014
National Category
Social Anthropology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224303 (URN)10.1080/14442213.2014.894116 (DOI)000333871100005 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2014-05-09 Created: 2014-05-09 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Ovesen, J. (2013). Bunong's birth practices: between tradition and change [Review]. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 19(1), 197-198
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bunong's birth practices: between tradition and change
2013 (English)In: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, ISSN 1359-0987, E-ISSN 1467-9655, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 197-198Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-195298 (URN)10.1111/1467-9655.12011_15 (DOI)000314107600026 ()
Available from: 2013-02-22 Created: 2013-02-22 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Ovesen, J., Trankell, I.-B., Kimvan, H. & Sochoeun, C. (2012). Rice Farming and Microcredit in Takeo Province, Cambodia: A socio-economic and social anthropological study with special reference to Intean Poalroath Rongroeurng (IPR) microfinance institution. Phnom Penh: Intean Poalroath Rongroeurng
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rice Farming and Microcredit in Takeo Province, Cambodia: A socio-economic and social anthropological study with special reference to Intean Poalroath Rongroeurng (IPR) microfinance institution
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Phnom Penh: Intean Poalroath Rongroeurng, 2012. p. 40
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-183662 (URN)
Available from: 2012-11-05 Created: 2012-10-31 Last updated: 2012-11-05Bibliographically approved
Ovesen, J. (2009). The Loneliness of the Short-Term Consultant:  Anthropology and Hydropower Development in Laos. In: Sten Hagberg, Charlotta Widmark (Ed.), Ethnographic Practice and Public Aid: Methods and Meanings in Development Cooperation (pp. 263-285). Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Loneliness of the Short-Term Consultant:  Anthropology and Hydropower Development in Laos
2009 (English)In: Ethnographic Practice and Public Aid: Methods and Meanings in Development Cooperation / [ed] Sten Hagberg, Charlotta Widmark, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis , 2009, p. 263-285Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2009
Series
Uppsala Studies in Cultural Anthropology, ISSN 0348-5099 ; 45
National Category
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-114410 (URN)978-91-554-7560-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-02-22 Created: 2010-02-15 Last updated: 2010-02-22Bibliographically approved
Ovesen, J., Trankell, I.-B. & Öjendal, J. (1996). When Every Household is an Island: Social Organization and Power Structures in Rural Cambodia. Uppsala: Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>When Every Household is an Island: Social Organization and Power Structures in Rural Cambodia
1996 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University, 1996. p. 99
Series
Uppsala Research Reports in Cultural Anthropology, ISSN 0348-9507 ; 15
Keywords
anthropology, Cambodia, development
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-43382 (URN)91-506-1178-X (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-11-05 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2012-11-05Bibliographically approved
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