The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance

Paperback | June 18, 2014

EditorKarin Knorr Cetina, Alex Preda

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Recent years have seen a surge of interest in the workings of financial institutions and financial markets beyond the discipline of economics, which has been accelerated by the financial crisis of the early twenty-first century. The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance brings togethertwenty-nine chapters, written by scholars of international repute from Europe, North America, and Asia, to provide comprehensive coverage on a variety of topics related to the role of finance in a globalized world, and its historical development. Topics include global institutions of modern finance, types of actors involved in financial transactions and supporting technologies, mortgage markets, rating agencies, and the role of financial economics. Particular attention is given to financial crises, which are discussed in a special section,as well as to alternative forms of finance, including Islamic finance and the rise of China. The Handbook will be an indispensable tool for academics, researchers, and students of contemporary finance and economic sociology, and will serve as a reference point for the expanding internationalcommunity of scholars researching these areas from a broadly-defined sociological perspective.

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Recent years have seen a surge of interest in the workings of financial institutions and financial markets beyond the discipline of economics, which has been accelerated by the financial crisis of the early twenty-first century. The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance brings togethertwenty-nine chapters, written by scholars of ...

Karin Knorr Cetina is George Wells Beadle Distinguished Professor in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Chicago. She is the author of numerous books and articles which have received several scholarly awards. Alex Preda is Professor of Accounting, Accountability, and Financial Management, at King's College London

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:June 18, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198708777

ISBN - 13:9780198708773

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Karin Knorr Cetina and Alex Preda: IntroductionPart I. Financial Institutions and Governance1. Saskia Sassen: Global Finance and Its Institutional Spaces2. Gerald F. Davis: Politics and Financial Markets3. Jiwook Jung and Frank Dobbin: Finance and Institutional Investors4. Bruce Kogut: Business Groups and Financial Markets as Emergent Phenomena5. Mitchel Y. Abolafia: Central Banking and the Triumph of Technical RationalityPart II. Financial Markets in Action6. Karin Knorr Cetina: What is a Financial Market? Global Markets as Microinstitutional and Post-Traditional Social Forms7. Charles W. Smith: Auctions and Finance8. Alex Preda: Interactions and Decisions in Trading Alex Preda9. Caitlin Zaloom: Traders10. Iain Hardie and Donald MacKenzie: The Material Sociology of Arbitrage11. Daniel Beunza and David Stark: Seeing Through the Eyes of Others: Dissonance Within and Across Trading RoomsPart III. Information, Knowledge, and Financial Risks12. Ezra W. Zuckerman: Market Efficiency: A Sociological Perspective13. Leon Wansleben: Financial Analysts14. Martha Poon: Rating Agencies15. Michael Power: Accounting and FinancePart IV. Crises in Finance16. Bai Gao: The International Monetary Regime and Domestic Political Economy: the Origin of the Global Financial Crisis17. Neil Fligstein and Adam Goldstein: A Long Strange Trip: The State and Mortgage Securitization, 1968 201018. Shaun French and Andrew Leyshon: Dead Pledges: Mortgaging Time and Space19. Mark D. Jacobs: Financial Crises as Symbols and Rituals20. Brooke Harrington: The Sociology of Financial FraudPart V: Varieties of Finance21. Bill Maurer: The Disunity of Finance: Alternative Practices to Western Finance22. Aaron Z. Pitluck: Islamic Banking and Finance: Alternative or Facade?23. Lucia Leung-sea Siu: Geographies of Finance: The State-Enterprise Clusters of China24. Olav Velthuis and Erica Coslor: The Financialization of ArtSection VI. The Historical Sociology of Finance25. Bruce G. Carruthers: Historical Sociology of Modern Finance26. Josephine Maltby and Janette Rutterford: Gender and Finance 27. Richard Swedberg: The Role of Confidence in Finance28. Franck Jovanovic: Finance in Modern Economic Thought29. Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra: Financial Automation, Past, Present, and Future