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Book review: New perspectives on emotions in finance: the sociology of confidence, fear and betrayal

Hill, Alastair (2013) Book review: New perspectives on emotions in finance: the sociology of confidence, fear and betrayal. LSE Review of Books (24 Jun 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

"New Perspectives on Emotions in Finance : The Sociology of Confidence, Fear and Betrayal." Jocelyn Pixley (ed.). Routledge. November 2012. --- This volume examines the seemingly uncontrollable, fragile world of finance and explains the ‘panics’ of traders and ‘immoral panics’ in banking, ‘confidence’ of government and commercial decision makers, ‘shame’ or ‘cynicism’ of investors and asymmetries of ‘impersonal trust’ between finance corporations and their many publics. Instead of one ‘correct’ vision, sociologists in this book argue that corporations and global dependencies are driven by fears and normless sentiments which foster betrayal. This is a thought provoking collection, writes Alastair Hill, with many contributions adding positively to the debate on the state of economics.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 16:27
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54055

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