OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance

ISBN : 9780198708773

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¥5,929
Author: 
Cetina Karin Knorr; Alex Preda
Pages
640 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
182 x 245 mm
Pub date
Jun 2014
Series
Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management
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Recent years have seen a surge of interest in the workings of financial institutions and financial markets beyond the discipline of economics, which has been accelerated by the financial crisis of the early twenty-first century. The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance brings together twenty-nine chapters, written by scholars of international repute from Europe, North America, and Asia, to provide comprehensive coverage on a variety of topics related to the role of finance in a globalized world, and its historical development. Topics include global institutions of modern finance, types of actors involved in financial transactions and supporting technologies, mortgage markets, rating agencies, and the role of financial economics. Particular attention is given to financial crises, which are discussed in a special section, as well as to alternative forms of finance, including Islamic finance and the rise of China. The Handbook will be an indispensable tool for academics, researchers, and students of contemporary finance and economic sociology, and will serve as a reference point for the expanding international community of scholars researching these areas from a broadly-defined sociological perspective.

Index: 

Introduction
PART I. FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNANCE
1. Global Finance and Its Institutional Spaces
2. Politics and Financial Markets
3. Finance and Institutional Investors
4. Business Groups and Financial Markets as Emergent Phenomena
5. Central Banking and the Triumph of Technical Rationality
PART II. FINANCIAL MARKETS IN ACTION
6. What is a Financial Market? Global Markets as Microinstitutional and Post-Traditional Social Forms
7. Auctions and Finance
8. Interactions and Decisions in Trading Alex Preda
9. Traders
10. The Material Sociology of Arbitrage
11. Seeing Through the Eyes of Others: Dissonance Within and Across Trading Rooms
PART III. INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND FINANCIAL RISKS
12. Market Efficiency: A Sociological Perspective
13. Financial Analysts
14. Rating Agencies
15. Accounting and Finance
PART IV. CRISES IN FINANCE
16. The International Monetary Regime and Domestic Political Economy: the Origin of the Global Financial Crisis
17. A Long Strange Trip: The State and Mortgage Securitization, 1968 2010
18. Dead Pledges: Mortgaging Time and Space
19. Financial Crises as Symbols and Rituals
20. The Sociology of Financial Fraud
PART V: VARIETIES OF FINANCE
21. The Disunity of Finance: Alternative Practices to Western Finance
22. Islamic Banking and Finance: Alternative or Facade?
23. Geographies of Finance: The State-Enterprise Clusters of China
24. The Financialization of Art
SECTION VI. THE HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY OF FINANCE
25. Historical Sociology of Modern Finance
26. Gender and Finance
27. The Role of Confidence in Finance
28. Finance in Modern Economic Thought
29. Financial Automation, Past, Present, and Future

About the author: 

Karin Knorr Cetina is George Wells Beadle Distinguished Professor in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Chicago. She is the author of numerous books and articles which have received several scholarly awards. ; Alex Preda is Professor of Accounting, Accountability, and Financial Management, at King's College London

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