1st Edition

Doing Money
Elementary Monetary Theory from a Sociological Standpoint

ISBN 9780415750080
Published November 11, 2013 by Routledge
184 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book puts in place the groundwork for an alternative theory of money in a sociological perspective, proceeding by way of a critique of existing theories.

Table of Contents

Preface.  Introduction  Part 1: Problems and their Settings  1.1 Capitalism  1.2 Money: A veil?  1.3 Money: A Symbol?  1.4 Money: A Language?  Part 2: Clarifications  2.1 Language and Money  2.2 Everyday Use of Money  2.3 Prices and the Metric of Money  2.4 Money as Things vs. Money as Pure Information  2.5 Money as a Social Relation?  Part 3: Elementary Theory  3.1 Contingency and Interaction  3.2 Origins and Acceptability of Money  3.3 Quantitative Price Determination  3.4 Money and Uncertainty Absorption  3.5 Credit  3.6 Money, Credit and Crises.  Conclusion

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Heiner Ganßmann was professor in the Department of Sociology of the Freie Universität Berlin until 2009, specializing in economic sociology, social policy and sociological theory.