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Book review by Philipp Degens: the social life of money by Nigel Dodd

Degens, Philipp (2015) Book review by Philipp Degens: the social life of money by Nigel Dodd. Researching Sociology (13 Jan 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Money is ubiquitous. We all take money for granted – not in the sense of having enough money in our pockets or our bank accounts, but in the sense that we weigh objects, goods, services, claims, maybe even time in a monetary standard. We seldom ask ourselves what money is. Yet, especially in times of economic crisis, money does increasingly become the object of debate. Part of this debate takes place within conventional economic theory and focuses on monetary and fiscal policy issues. Beyond these issues, however, there are more fundamental concerns about the very nature of money, questions about the value of money, how it works and how it is sustained. These questions evoke perplexities that seem to render money almost incomprehensible.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/researchingsociology/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Collections > LSE Researching Sociology Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 08:23
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/82403

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