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Description

In this important new book, Geoffrey Ingham draws on neglected traditions in the social sciences to develop a theory of the ‘social relation’ of money.
  • Genuinely multidisciplinary approach, based on a thorough knowledge of theories of money in the social sciences
  • An original development of the neglected heterodox theories of money
  • New histories of the origins and development of forms of money and their social relations of production in different monetary systems
  • A radical interpretation of capitalism as a particular type of monetary system and the first sociological outline of the institutional structure of the social production of capitalist money
  • A radical critique of recent writing on global e-money, the so-called ‘end of money’, and new monetary spaces such as the euro.
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    Hardcover
    Status
    Available
    Edition
    First Edition
    ISBN
    9780745609966
    ISBN10
    0745609961
    Publication Dates ROW:
    Feb 2004
    Publication Dates US:
    Apr 2004
    Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
    Feb 2004


    Format
    235 x 158 mm
    9.25 x 6.20 in
    Pages
    264 pages
    Paperback
    Status
    Available
    Edition
    First Edition
    ISBN
    9780745609973
    ISBN10
    074560997X
    Publication Dates ROW:
    Feb 2004
    Publication Dates US:
    Apr 2004
    Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
    Feb 2004



    Format
    231 x 154 mm
    9.08 x 6.05 in
    Pages
    264 pages
    E-book
    Status
    Available
    Edition
    First Edition
    ISBN
    9780745638034
    ISBN10
    0745638031
    Publication Dates ROW:
    May 2013
    Publication Dates US:
    May 2013
    Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
    May 2013


    Format
    229 x 152 mm
    9.02 x 5.98 in
    Pages
    264 pages

    * Exam copies only available to lecturers for whom the book may be suitable as a course text.
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    Reviews

    "This excellent book reveals a sounder grasp of credit-money than many contemporary heterodox economists and almost all orthodox monetarist economists."
    OpenDemocracy

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    Table of Contents

    Preface.

    PART I. CONCEPTS AND THEORIES.

    Introduction.

    1. Money as a Commodity and 'Neural' Symbol of Commodities.

    2. Abstract Value, Credit and the State.

    3. Money in Sociological Theory.

    4. Fundamentals of a Theory of Money.

    PART II. HISTORY AND ANALYSIS.

    5. The Historical Origins of Money and its Pre-capitalist Forms.

    6. The Development of Capitalist Credit-Money.

    7. The Production of Capitalist Crefit-Money.

    8. Monetary Disorder.

    9. New Monetary Spaces.

    Concluding Remarks.

    Notes.

    References.

    Index.

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    Author Information

    Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Cambridge

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