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  • Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really Works
  • Edited by Nina Bandelj, Frederick F. Wherry & Viviana A. Zelizer
  • 2017
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  • Published by: Princeton University Press
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The world of money is being transformed as households and organizations face changing economies, and new currencies and payment systems like Bitcoin and Apple Pay gain ground. What is money, and how do we make sense of it? Money Talks is the first book to offer a wide range of alternative and unexpected explanations of how social relations, emotions, moral concerns, and institutions shape how we create, mark, and use money. This collection brings together a stellar group of international experts from multiple disciplines—sociology, economics, history, law, anthropology, political science, and philosophy—to propose fresh explanations for money's origins, uses, effects, and future.

Money Talks explores five key questions: How do social relationships, emotions, and morals shape how people account for and use their money? How do corporations infuse social meaning into their financing and investment practices? What are the historical, political, and social foundations of currencies? When does money become contested, and are there things money shouldn't buy? What is the impact of the new twenty-first-century currencies on our social relations?

At a time of growing concern over financial inequality, Money Talks overturns conventional views about money by revealing its profound social potential.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction Advancing Money Talks
  2. Nina Bandelj, Frederick F. Wherry & Viviana A. Zelizer
  3. pp. 1-22
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  1. Part I Beyond Fungibility
  2. pp. 23-24
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  1. Chapter 1 Economics and the Social Meaning of Money
  2. Jonathan Morduch
  3. pp. 25-38
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  1. Chapter 2 Morals and Emotions of Money
  2. Nina Bandelj, Tyler Boston, Julia Elyachar, Julie Kim, Michael McBride, Zaibu Tufail & James Owen Weatherall
  3. pp. 39-56
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  1. Chapter 3 How Relational Accounting Matters
  2. Frederick F. Wherry
  3. pp. 57-70
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  1. Part II Beyond Special Monies
  2. pp. 71-72
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  1. Chapter 4 The Social Meaning of Credit, Value, and Finance
  2. Bruce G. Carruthers
  3. pp. 73-88
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  1. Chapter 5 From Industrial Money to Generalized Capitalization
  2. Simone Polillo
  3. pp. 89-106
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  1. Part III Creating Money
  2. pp. 107-108
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  1. Chapter 6 The Constitutional Approach to Money: Monetary Design and the Production of the Modern World
  2. Christine Desan
  3. pp. 109-130
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  1. Chapter 7 The Market Mirage
  2. David Singh Grewal
  3. pp. 131-144
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  1. Chapter 8 The Macro-Social Meaning of Money: From Territorial Currencies to Global Money
  2. Eric Helleiner
  3. pp. 145-158
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  1. Part IV Contested Money
  2. pp. 159-160
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  1. Chapter 9 Money and Emotion: Win-Win Bargains, Win-Lose Contexts, and the Emotional Labor of Commercial Surrogates
  2. Arlie Hochschild
  3. pp. 161-170
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  1. Chapter 10 Paid to Donate: Egg Donors, Sperm Donors, and Gendered Experiences of Bodily Commodification
  2. Rene Almeling
  3. pp. 171-183
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  1. Chapter 11 Money and Family Relationships: The Biography of Transnational Money
  2. Supriya Singh
  3. pp. 184-198
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  1. Part V Money Futures
  2. pp. 199-200
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  1. Chapter 12 Money Talks, Plastic Money Tattles: The New Sociability of Money
  2. Alya Guseva & Akos Rona-Tas
  3. pp. 201-214
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  1. Chapter 13 Blockchains Are a Diamond’s Best Friend: Zelizer for the Bitcoin Moment
  2. Bill Maurer
  3. pp. 215-229
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  1. Chapter 14 Utopian Monies: Complementary Currencies, Bitcoin, and the Social Life of Money
  2. Nigel Dodd
  3. pp. 230-248
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  1. Selected References on the Social Scientific Study of Money
  2. pp. 249-254
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  1. Contributor Biographies
  2. pp. 255-260
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 261-272
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400885268
Related ISBN(s)
9780691168685, 9780691202891
MARC Record
OCLC
980830210
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2017-06-15
Language
English
Open Access
No

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