Description - The Nature of Money by Geoffrey Ingham
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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(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Polity Press
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Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Cambridge