The sociology of money

economics, reason & contemporary society

Author: Nigel Dodd

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

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This is the first systematic sociological discussion of one of the most important of modern institutions: money. It demonstrates the immense significance of monetary systems in modern societies and considers why sociologists have been so slow to address this issue. Nigel Dodd, a sociologist by training, analyzes differing conceptions of the nature of money in economics, sociology, and anthropology, and subjects each of these to a systematic critique. He covers the main debates in economic theory, but concentrates special attention on the role of money in the work of such prominent social theorists as Simmel, Parsons, Habermas, and Giddens. None of these writers, Dodd concludes, offers a satisfactory account of the character or significance of money in modern societies. And so he offers a new interpretation of the nature of monetary transactions: one with far-reaching implications for social and economic analysis. Interdisciplinary in nature, The Sociology of Money will be of interest to those working in the fields of economics, social theory, sociology, and anthropology, and all those wishing to gain a better understanding of this dominant, but neglected, social institution.
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Money, Time and Rationality in Max Weber

Austrian Connections

Author: Stephen Parsons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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This unique study into the roots of Max Weber's Political Economy, is an intriguing read and a valuable contribution to the Weberian literature. Parsons argues that Weber's analysis is highly influenced by the Austrian School of Economics and the relationship between his critique of centrally planned economies and that of Mises.
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Encyclopedia of Social Theory

Author: Austin Harrington,Barbara L. Marshall,Hans-Peter Müller

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415290465

Category: Reference

Page: 723

View: 5660

"The Encyclopedia of Social Theory provides a reference source for students and academics, embracing all major aspects of the field. Written by more than 200 internationally distinguished scholars, almost 500 entries cover core contemporary topics, concepts, schools, debates, and personalities in the history of the discipline. Special attention is paid to leading schools and debates, with shorter entries reserved for biographies of key theorists and definitions of key terms. Entries are fully cross-referenced and contain concise listings for further reading. A comprehensive index guides the reader to further divisions of contents."--BOOK JACKET.
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Money/Space

Geographies of Monetary Transformation

Author: Andrew Leyshon,Professor of Economic Geography Andrew Leyshon, PhD,Nigel Thrift

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134770111

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Bringing together in one volume the most important writings of Andrew Leyshon and Nigel Thrift on money and finance, including the unpublished classic "Sexy-Greedy" this collection examines the economic, social and cultural manifestations that go to make up the multiple vision of money. Money, it seems is the great God of our age. It is also an economy, a sociology, an anthropolgy and a geography. Linking money with the emergent patterns of global spatial order. Money/Space analyses the restructuring of financial markets in a range of spatial scales; global, national and local.
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Economic Representations

Academic and Everyday

Author: David F Ruccio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113597540X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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Why is there such a proliferation of economic discourses in literary theory, cultural studies, anti-sweatshop debates, popular music, and other areas outside the official discipline of economics? How is the economy represented in different ways by economists and non-economists? In this volume, scholars from a wide variety of disciplines and countries, from inside and outside the academy, explore the implications of the fact that the economy is being represented in so many different ways. They analyze what it means for scholars and activists in trying to make sense of existing representations-theories, pictures, and stories--of the economy. They also show how new representations can be produced and utilized to change how we look at and participate in current economic debates. By encouraging the mutual recognition of existing approaches and exploring the various ways economic representations function in diverse venues within and beyond mainstream economics, Ruccio has produced a book that is relevant to subjects as diverse as economic sociology and anthropology, political economy, globalization and cultural studies.
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Die kulturelle Seite der Währung

Europäische Währungskulturen, Geldwerterfahrungen und Notenbanksysteme im 20. Jahrhundert

Author: Bernhard Löffler

Publisher: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Monetary policy

Page: 252

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Das Buch thematisiert im internationalen Vergleich die pragenden Wirkungen von historischen Wahrungserfahrungen. Konkret wird analysiert, ob und inwieweit sich Wahrungserfahrungen, beispielsweise Inflation, niedergeschlagen haben in unterschiedliche Wahrungskulturen und ob und inwieweit sich diese dann in differierenden Zentralbanksystemen institutionalisierten, in spezifischen Geldpolitiken ausdruckten und in nationalkollektiven "Wahrungsbildern" manifestierten. Im Zentrum stehen also die Verbindungen zwischen institutionell-politischer Sphare und den nationalen politischen Kulturen und Referenzgrossen, die dahinter stehen und in bestimmten diskursiven Strategien, politischen Symbolen und aktiven Offentlichkeitspolitiken transportiert werden - mit Langzeitwirkungen bis hin zu den Debatten um die Einfuhrung und Akzeptanz des Euro. Beitrage in deutscher und franzosischer Sprache von Olivier Feiertag, Bernd Hayo, Maria Kohler-Baur, Dieter Lindenlaub, Bernhard Loffler, Gabriele Metzler, Tobias Straumann"
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Philosophie des Geldes

Author: Georg Simmel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843025010

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

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Georg Simmel: Philosophie des Geldes Erstdruck: Leipzig (Duncker & Humblot) 1900. Der Text folgt der 2., vermehrten Auflage von 1907. Das annotierte Inhaltsverzeichnis wurde aufgelöst und den jeweiligen Abschnitten vorangestellt. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Georg Simmel: Philosophie des Geldes. Dritte, unveränderte Auflage, München und Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot, 1920. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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Geld und Arbeit

wirtschaftssoziologische Grundlagen einer Theorie der modernen Gesellschaft

Author: Heiner Ganssmann

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economics

Page: 296

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Leisure in Contemporary Society

Author: Kenneth Roberts

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 184593069X

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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In Western societies, leisure has been a major force in changing people's lives. The containment of working time and the rise in spending power have been long-term trends and are likely to continue over the next decades. While growth of leisure may not have eradicated differences by social class, gender or age, it has transformed how these differences are expressed, challenged or modified. In parallel, leisure studies has itself developed significantly as an academic discipline. This second edition is a complete rewrite of the first edition published in 1999. It is an introductory undergraduate text on leisure. It has a sociological perspective and discusses recent debates and research on topics such as post-modernity, consumer cultures and lifestyles.
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Wucherzins und Höllenqualen

Ökonomie und Religion im Mittelalter

Author: Jacques Le Goff

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608944686

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Page: 205

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Soziologische Phantasie

Author: C. Wright Mills

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365810015X

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.
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Die Gemeinwirtschaft

Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus

Author: Ludwig Mises

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110504707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

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Sigmund Freud

Author: Robert Bocock

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415288163

Category: Philosophy

Page: 132

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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.
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The Ethics of Tourism Development

Author: Rosaleen Duffy,Mick Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134500114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Drawing upon a variety of important philosophical traditions, this book develops an original perspective on the relations between ethical, economic and aesthetic values in a tourism context. It considers the ethical/political issues arising in many areas of tourism development, including: the profound cultural and environmental impacts on tourist destinations the reciprocity (or lack of) in host-guest relations the (un)fair distribution of benefits and revenues the moral implications of issues such as sex tourism, staged authenticity and travel to oppressive regimes. The book concludes with a detailed investigation of the potential and pitfalls of ecotourism, sustainable tourism and community-based tourism, as examples of what is sometimes termed 'ethical tourism.' Until now, the ethical issues that surround tourism development have received little academic attention. Explaining philosophical arguments without the use of excessive jargon, this fascinating book interweaves theory and practice, aided by the use of text boxes to explain key terms in ethics, politics, and tourism development, and drawing on contemporary case studies from South Africa, Mexico, Zambia, Honduras, Ethiopia and Madagascar.
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