What We read Today: France before 1789 by Jon Elster


Edited by Nina Bandelj, Frederick F. Wherry, and Viviana A. Zelizer

The world of money is in the process of transformation, households and organizations are faced with changing economies, and new currencies and payment systems like Bitcoin and Apple Pay gain ground.
What is money, and how can we give meaning? Money Talks is the first book to offer a wide range of new and unexpected explanations of the way in which social relations, emotions, moral concerns, and the institutions shaping the way we create, mark, and the use of the money. This collection brings together a group of stellar international experts from several disciplines—sociology, economics, history, law, anthropology, political science, philosophy, and propose new explanations for the money origins, uses, effects, and the future.
Money Talks explores five key issues: How social relationships, emotion, and morality shape the way in which people account and use their money? How does a company instill a sense of social financing and investment practices? What are the reasons historical, political, and social bases of currency?
When the money is disputed, and there are things that money should not buy? What is the impact of the new twenty-first century, of foreign currencies on our social relationships?
At a time of growing financial concerns of inequality, Money Talks overturns received ideas about money and revealing its profound social potential.


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