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Financial untouchability: a polysemic narrative of digital financial inclusion in Modi’s India. / Erturk, Ismail; Indradeep, Ghosh; Shah, Kadambari.

In: Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.01.2022.

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Erturk, Ismail ; Indradeep, Ghosh ; Shah, Kadambari. / Financial untouchability: a polysemic narrative of digital financial inclusion in Modi’s India. In: Journal of Cultural Economy. 2022 ; Vol. 15, No. 1.

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abstract = "India{\textquoteright}s post-GFC digital financial inclusion project has been conveyed by an officially constructed polysemic narrative that connotes three distinctive semantic fields: a) post-colonial Indian developmental policies; b) post-GFC financialising neoliberal financial inclusion programmes; and c) traditional Hindu religious values of money and wealth. By assembling a semiological conceptual toolbox from the works of Barthes, Eco and Ricouer we analyse this specific phenomenon of polysemy in India{\textquoteright}s financial inclusion narrative. Based on our findings we develop an argument for a connotative approach to economic discourses as a possible alternative to metonymic understanding of the relationship between language and things in studying markets, economy, and neoliberal policies. ",
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