Recent contributions explore the influence of the covid-19 pandemic on cash-reliant communities. They illustrate how the pandemic has accelerated global turns towards cashlessness to avoid spreading the virus. The global lock downs have also caused closure of several economic niches frequently used by poor and marginalized communities. The contributions show how poor and marginalized cashreliant communities adapt to these new circumstances.

Camilla Ida Ravnbøl has contributed to the new FEANTSA newsletter concerning homelessness in Europe. The winter issue focuses on Roma experiences of homelessness in Europe. Camilla’s contribution sheds light on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has on the economic livelihoods of homeless Roma in Denmark. 

Atreyee Sen has been interviewed by The Danish Development Research Network about the surge of sexual violence and violence against women during the covid-19 pandemic. Atreyee’s interview also discusses the challenges that cash-reliant communities across the globe face during current transitions towards cashlessness.

New Book!

“Who’s Cashing In? – Contemporary Perspectives on New Monies and Global Cashlessness” explores how different modes of cashlessness impact, transform and challenge the everyday lives and livelihoods of local communities

Edited by Atreyee Sen, Johan Lindquist, and Marie Kolling
Foreword by Keith Hart

Our panel at
The European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) 2020

Read about our panel at the EASA conference:

This panel explores new approaches towards value, economy, money, debt, finance and fiscal relations. In doing so, it discusses how global turns towards digital finance (e.g. mobile wallets; credit and debit cards) impact cash dependent and marginalized groups, communities and families worldwide.