The Nature of Money 1st Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 10 ratings
ISBN-13: 978-0745609973
ISBN-10: 074560997X
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell?
<Embed>
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Novatechs
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Fast Amazon shipping, delivery tracking number, no hassle return policy - your satisfaction is guaranteed!, Ex-library copy with normal library stickers and markings. There is no writing/highlighting noted. Pages are smooth and clear, with no folds or creases. Minor wear to cover, everything is crisp and looks great.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
7 Used from $12.77
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Only 3 left in stock - order soon.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Available at a lower price from other sellers that may not offer free Prime shipping.
Arrives: Monday, July 13 Details
Fastest delivery: Thursday, July 9
Order within 11 hrs and 32 mins
Details
List Price: $31.25
Save: $3.13 (10%)
13 New from $25.53
& FREE Shipping. Details

The Nature of Money has been added to your Cart

Available at a lower price from other sellers that may not offer free Prime shipping.

Limited-time deal : Top eBooks under $5 pantry

click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • The Nature of Money
  • +
  • Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years
  • +
  • The Social Life of Money
Total price: $70.76
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

Review

"This excellent book reveals a sounder grasp of credit-money than many contemporary heterodox economists and almost all orthodox monetarist economists."
OpenDemocracy

From the Inside Flap

The Nature of Money draws on neglected intelectual traditions in the social sciences to develop a theory of the social relation of money. Geoffrey Ingham argues that mainstream economics and sociology fail to grasp the specific nature of money. It is seen either as a ‘neutral veil’ over the operation of the ‘real’ economy or its existence is simply taken for granted.

Defining money as a socially and politically constructed ‘promise to pay’, Ingham applies this approach to a range of important historical and analytical questions. The origins of money, the ‘cashless’ monetary systems of the ancient Near Eastern empires, the pre-capitalist coinage of Greece and Rome and the emergence of capitalist credit-money are all given new interpretations. In contrast to the conventional focus on production and property relations, ir is argued that capitalism’s distinctiveness is to be found in the social structure Ä comprising complex linkages between firms, banks and states Ä by which private debts are routinely ‘monetized’. Monetary ‘disorders’ Ä inflation, deflation, the collaspe of currencies Ä are the result of disruptions of, or the inability to sustain, these creditÄdebt relations. Finally, this concept of money is used to clarify confusion in the recent debates on the emergence of new forms and spaces of money Ä such as global electronic money, local exchange trading schemes and the euro.


Product details

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5
10 customer ratings
5 star
59%
4 star
15%
3 star
26%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2014
Verified Purchase
15 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2018
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2017
3 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2015
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2014
Verified Purchase

Top international reviews

jonone100
5.0 out of 5 stars A profound, succinct and challenging examination of concepts and theories of Money
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 26, 2013
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
M. S. Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding if dense but best book on subject
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 6, 2014
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Käufer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 30, 2015
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: study of nature