Doing Money: Elementary Monetary Theory from a Sociological Standpoint by Heiner Gan+mannDoing Money: Elementary Monetary Theory from a Sociological Standpoint by Heiner Gan+mann

Doing Money: Elementary Monetary Theory from a Sociological Standpoint

byHeiner Gan+mannEditorHeiner Gan+mann

Hardcover | August 24, 2011

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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.

Heiner Gan'annwas professor in the Department of Sociology of the Freie Universit'Berlin until 2009, specializing in economic sociology, social policy and sociological theory.
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Title:Doing Money: Elementary Monetary Theory from a Sociological StandpointFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:August 24, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415677386

ISBN - 13:9780415677387

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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