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Emphasizing the different cultural uses and practices involving money.

The students of Anthropology 125S created research groups of approximately five team members. They worked together to select a use of money that the average person might not even reflect upon. They proceeded to research via the internet, libraries, interviews, direct observation and more. The following links present the final results of their research on their respective subjects.


Red Envelopes

Feng Shui

Maneki Neko

Iranian New Year

Strip Clubs

Virtual World Commodities

Wishing Wells


Prof. Bill Maurer
Dept. of Anthropology
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5100
email wmmaurer at uci dot edu