Debt is often thought of as a mere monetary variable dominated by a simplistic mechanical logic, ignoring its totally different sides. Whose debt, and debt of what exactly? This amount analyzes debt as a political and social assemble, with a multiplicity of features and brokers. All of these are vectors of meanings which may be extraordinarily quite a few, and of delicate distinctions; they current that debt is a transverse phenomenon, chopping all through areas that are not merely monetary however in addition house, social and political. Each contributor takes a current view of the subject, dealing with debt at a particular time, in a particular society, on a particular scale of comment. By adopting a determinedly interdisciplinary technique, the authors reveal in the phenomenon of debt a spread of social and gendered determinants that amount in some situations to domination, allegiance or slavery, and in others to solidarity and emancipation. Debt is at one and the similar time shared, imposed, political and gendered.