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Carruthers, Bruce G.

Money and Credit: A Sociological Approach

Carruthers, Bruce G. - Money and Credit: A Sociological Approach, ebook

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This book offers a fresh and uniquely sociological perspective on money and credit. As basic economic institutions, money and credit are easy to overlook when they work well. When they malfunction, as they did in the new millennium’s global financial crisis, their importance becomes obvious and demands further investigation.

Bruce Carruthers and Laura Ariovich examine the social dimensions of money and credit at both the individual and corporate levels, from the development of personal credit and a consumer society, to the role of government in the creation of money. In clear prose, they illustrate how the overall future of the economy is governed by the financial system and the flow of capital into, and out of, firms operating in particular industrial sectors, as well as the social meanings money itself acquires and the ways people distinguish between “dirty” and “clean” money.

This accessible and engaging book will be essential reading for upper-level students of economic sociology, and those interested in how the bills, coins and plastic in our pockets shape the world we live in.

Keywords: General & Introductory Economics

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
PESS - Polity Economy and Society Series
Page amount
224 pages
Category
Economy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745655345
Printed ISBN
9780745643922

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