Chapter 5 Lending Money to Jurons

  • Martin Fotta


This chapter argues that Calon physical sustenance and societal reproduction are premised on the continuation of relationships with Jurons. Clients come from all social backgrounds. Calon aim to establish one-way flows of money from long-term non-Gypsy clients to their households, and use their reputation as being cold-hearted and money-driven in order to ensure that their loans do not turn into personalised forms of reciprocity. Yet loans are often unsuccessful, with the most potentially lucrative able to cause equally spectacular failures.


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  • Martin Fotta
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  1. 1.Department of Social and Cultural AnthropologyGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany

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