Carla Freeman

2017
Seduced and BetrayedSAR Press PublicationSeduced and Betrayed: Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon

The contributors contend that over the last twenty years, microfinance policies have exacerbated poverty and exclusion, undermined gender empowerment, underpinned a massive growth in inequality, destroyed solidarity and trust in the community, and, overall, manifestly weakened those local economies of the Global South where it reached critical mass.

2012, September 25–27
Microfinance: Assessing the Economic and Cultural Implications of Microfinance on Poverty from Cross-Cultural PerspectivesResearch Team SeminarMicrofinance: Assessing the Economic and Cultural Implications of Microfinance on Poverty from Cross-Cultural PerspectivesThis research team seminar examined the popular narrative that microfinance has achieved success in many countries. The focus was to assess the impact of microfinance on the community, rather than just upon a set of poor individuals or women.
2012
The Global Middle ClassesSAR Press PublicationThe Global Middle Classes: Theorizing Through Ethnography Surging middle-class aspirations and anxieties throughout the world have recently compelled anthropologists to pay serious attention to middle classes and middle-class spaces, sentiments, lifestyles, labors, and civic engagements.
2009, March 28–April 3
The Middle Classes: A Global PerspectiveAdvanced SeminarThe Middle Classes: A Global PerspectiveThe seminar brought together scholars who were researching the middle classes in a range of nation-states including Nepal, Hungary, Egypt, Austria, China, Barbados, Mexico, and the United States.


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