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Author: Nigel Dodd 1
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  • 1 London School of Economics and Political Science n.b.dodd@lse.ac.uk
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Abstract

This article discusses various challenges to the classical view of money as primarily a quantitative medium that contributes to the spread of a calculative attitude in our relations. Often associated with Georg Simmel and other social thinkers such as Weber, this somewhat dystopian view of money has more recently been given fresh impetus by a number of ‘post-crash’ publications that cast money as a root cause of increasing debt, greed, and irresponsible banking. Against this, I argue for a more nuanced, qualitatively rich perspective on money, one that is evident in this collection, which undertakes what might be called a ‘qualitative’ analysis of money’s quantitative features. This special issue presents an approach to money that treats it as a pluralistic phenomenon, with many different sides.

Contributor Notes

Nigel Dodd is a Professor in the Sociology Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1991 and lectured at the University of Liverpool before joining the LSE in 1995. His research focuses on the sociology of money, economic sociology, and classical and contemporary social thought. His publications include The Sociology of Money (1994), Social Theory and Modernity (1999), and, most recently, The Social Life of Money (2014).

Social Analysis

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