Money As a Symbol
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom Conferencing
Our own AFWA member and Seattle Chapter secretary, Marie McNabb, will be discussing her academic paper called, “In my Head, I have a Cleaning Lady”: Symbol Form and Symbolic Intention in the Everyday Use of Money.
Even though money is written and talked about exhaustively, a review of the existing literature shows that little symbol theory appears in economic writing, which refer to money both as wealth in the abstract and as concrete amounts about to be used.
Her analysis of money as a symbol reflects a wide range of human experiences involving belonging, privacy and secrecy, unequal distribution, quantitative uncertainty, reflections of life history, and values.
About Marie McNabb:
Marie has 30 years of professional experience as a licensed CPA and is currently the financial director at Public Defender Association in Seattle, WA. Her keen interest in understanding our relationship to money led her to earn an MA in Psychology and conduct qualitative research into how people perceive and feel about money at the deepest level. In addition to her financial director position, Marie works as a financial therapist and business consultant to understand the role of money in peoples’ lives and how our relationship with money impacts our sense of value, power, future, and self.
Register here – Deadline to register is Tuesday, October 28th at 8pm.