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The Money Culture by Michael Lewis

Title The Money Culture
Author Michael Lewis
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2011-02-14
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 298
ISBN 0393066797
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene. The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.

The Money Culture by Michael Lewis

Title The Money Culture
Author Michael Lewis
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2013-01-03
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781444770087
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Michael Lewis is, by a long way, the most important financial writer alive today' Spectator 'As traders would say, this book is a buy' Financial Times By the author of the #1 bestseller THE BIG SHORT and the original business classic LIAR'S POKER comes the classic portrait of the 1980s financial scene. __________ The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Solomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled that decade. In these trenchant, often hilarious, true tales we meet the colourful movers and shakers who commanded the headlines and rewrote the rules. Whether he is analysing the unsavoury details of the RJR Nabisco takeover or flaying American Express. Lewis brings to the task a wicked pen and a triumphant sense of humour __________

Money Culture Class by Parul Bhandari

Title Money Culture Class
Author Parul Bhandari
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-06-17
Category Social Science
Total Pages 98
ISBN 9781351121613
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Based on ethnographic research, this book explores the ways in which elite women use and view money in order to construct identities – of class, status, and gender. Drawing on their everyday worlds, it tracks the intricate and contested meanings they attach to money. Focusing on weddings, travel, and spirituality, Parul Bhandari delineates the entitlements and privileges as well as the obsessions and vulnerabilities that underlie the construction of class, the shaping of elite cultures, and the curating of femininity. As such, this book offers an innovative account of the interplay between money, modernity, class, and gender.

Billion Dollar Ball by Gilbert M. Gaul

Title Billion Dollar Ball
Author Gilbert M. Gaul
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2015-08-25
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780698142916
Language English, Spanish, and French
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• A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 • “A penetrating examination of how the elite college football programs have become ‘giant entertainment businesses that happened to do a little education on the side.’”—Mark Kram, The New York Times Two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gilbert M. Gaul offers a riveting and sometimes shocking look inside the money culture of college football and how it has come to dominate a surprising number of colleges and universities. Over the past decade college football has not only doubled in size, but its elite programs have become a $2.5-billion-a-year entertainment business, with lavishly paid coaches, lucrative television deals, and corporate sponsors eager to slap their logos on everything from scoreboards to footballs and uniforms. Profit margins among the top football schools range from 60% to 75%—results that dwarf those of such high-profile companies as Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—yet thanks to the support of their football-mad representatives in Congress, teams aren’t required to pay taxes. In most cases, those windfalls are not passed on to the universities themselves, but flow directly back into their athletic departments. College presidents have been unwilling or powerless to stop a system that has spawned a wildly profligate infrastructure of coaches, trainers, marketing gurus, and a growing cadre of bureaucrats whose sole purpose is to ensure that players remain academically eligible to play. From the University of Oregon’s lavish $42 million academic center for athletes to Alabama coach Nick Saban’s $7 million paycheck—ten times what the school pays its president, and 70 times what a full-time professor there earns—Gaul examines in depth the extraordinary financial model that supports college football and the effect it has had not only on other athletic programs but on academic ones as well. What are the consequences when college football coaches are the highest paid public employees in over half the states in an economically troubled country, or when football players at some schools receive ten times the amount of scholarship awards that academically gifted students do? Billion-Dollar Ball considers these and many other issues in a compelling account of how an astonishingly wealthy sports franchise has begun to reframe campus values and distort the fundamental academic mission of our universities. From the Hardcover edition.

The Cultural Life Of Money by Isabel Capeloa Gil

Title The Cultural Life of Money
Author Isabel Capeloa Gil
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date 2015-07-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 233
ISBN 9783110420999
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The book discusses how culture simultaneously shapes and is shaped by the economy. Over the past few years, as the world has staggered from one financial crisis to another, the neat separation of economics and culture has constantly been challenged. This collection analyzes the process whereby a material icon invested with the symbolical power to rule social exchange becomes an explanatory narrative determining the way societies produce meaning.

Money Culture 10 Copy by Michael Lewis

Title Money Culture 10 Copy
Author Michael Lewis
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1992-10
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 014778946X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Credit Culture by Nicky Marsh

Title Credit Culture
Author Nicky Marsh
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2020-07-31
Category History
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9781108836470
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The book re-reads the postmodern novel, presenting the ending of the gold standard as a moment of continuity rather than radical change.

The Power Of Money by Robert Pringle

Title The Power of Money
Author Robert Pringle
Publisher Springer Nature
Release Date 2019-12-06
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9783030258948
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Innovation in money is just as important as innovation in any other sphere of activity; money is always a “work in progress.” In fact, history shows societies have tried out a wide diversity of monetary arrangements. Ideas about money have played key roles at crucial turning points in world history and during national histories. Recently, a new global money space has been created, a joint venture between the public and private sector. This book explores the new money society that has grown up to inhabit this new space. The book has several aims: Firstly, the book shows how beliefs about money, as well as attitudes and values towards it, have varied between societies and over time, and specifically how they have changed over the modern era. Secondly, the book shows the powerful effects that changing ideas have had on events, including wars and revolutions, recessions, booms and financial crises. Thirdly, the book recounts the creation of a global money space, dated to the last quarter of the 20th century, and explores its features. Fourthly, the book describes some characteristics of the new money society that inhabits the global money space. Fifthly, the book shows how each society, and indeed successive generations of the same society, has made its own unique arrangements to govern money – i.e. how it comes to terms with the power of money. The author argues that we need to develop a new arrangement now and suggests that we have much to learn from recent creative work in a number of fields ranging from the sociology of money to contemporary art. This approach sheds new light on a number of controversial issues, including the rise of crony capitalism, growing social divisions, currency wars, and asset price bubbles.

Liar S Poker by Michael Lewis

Title Liar s Poker
Author Michael Lewis
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2010-03-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0393066258
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Money Morals And Manners by Michèle Lamont

Title Money Morals and Manners
Author Michèle Lamont
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2012-04-26
Category Social Science
Total Pages 350
ISBN 9780226922591
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing on remarkably frank, in-depth interviews with 160 successful men in the United States and France, Michèle Lamont provides a rare and revealing collective portrait of the upper-middle class—the managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and experts at the center of power in society. Her book is a subtle, textured description of how these men define the values and attitudes they consider essential in separating themselves—and their class—from everyone else. Money, Morals, and Manners is an ambitious and sophisticated attempt to illuminate the nature of social class in modern society. For all those who downplay the importance of unequal social groups, it will be a revelation. "A powerful, cogent study that will provide an elevated basis for debates in the sociology of culture for years to come."—David Gartman, American Journal of Sociology "A major accomplishment! Combining cultural analysis and comparative approach with a splendid literary style, this book significantly broadens the understanding of stratification and inequality. . . . This book will provoke debate, inspire research, and serve as a model for many years to come."—R. Granfield, Choice "This is an exceptionally fine piece of work, a splendid example of the sociologist's craft."—Lewis Coser, Boston College

Currencies And Cultures by Noel Mark Noël

Title Currencies and Cultures
Author Noel Mark Noël
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date 2019-02-18
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 255
ISBN 9781527529380
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why cultures are different can be examined through the multifaceted lens of their currencies, their economic policies, and the very foundations of how money works. Anyone who has traveled abroad immediately senses the cultural differences, even before learning about the language, politics, or history of the people. The tourist is promptly faced with strangely priced goods and services, an unknown currency of dubious value, and an alien system of payment, trade, and exchange. An investigation into the origins and evolution of money explains much about the behavior of people and their culture. The collection of coins and money often begins with an inquiry into the history of a currency and other payment media used to resolve debts and exchange goods. Coin collecting can lead to a compelling interest in the study of cultural differences as numismatists have come to appreciate the semantic connection between numisma (coinage) and nomos (customs) with nonos (laws). Those interested in economics and business would find, through the study of numismatics, a wealth of information—the equivalent of a life-long education—not only in the study of coins and currencies, but also about people and their history. Culture is defined by the values, norms, and beliefs shared among its members and supported by its cultural institutions. A symbiotic relationship exists between a currency and its culture and society. The extent to which cultural institutions encourage and reinforce their economic foundations indicates the degree of a culture’s success or failure. This book offers insights into how cultural institutions can strengthen their citizens’ values and beliefs with that of their currency, and enhance the process of trade and exchange for the betterment and prosperity of its people. The Latin phrase “cui bono?” translates into “to whose profit or advantage?” Currencies and Cultures reexamines and challenges our current understanding of economic history—and provides insights into human behavior by following the money.

Title Culture Politics and Money Among the Yoruba
Author Akanmu Adebayo
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-02-06
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 394
ISBN 9781351524193
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This masterful book investigates and analyzes several aspects of money among the Yoruba of Nigeria. Falola and Adebayo explore the origin, philosophy, uses, politics, and problems of acquiring and spending money in Yoruba culture. No prior book exists on this aspect of a major ethnic group in Africa with established connections with the black Diaspora in North America and the Caribbean. Conceived so that each chapter may be read individually, the volume is divided into three parts. Part 1, "Money and Its Uses," focuses on the transition from barter to cowry currency, the idealistic and pragmatic views of money, the impact of monetization on social stratification, accumulation among members of the elite, and the development of savings, banking, and credit institutions. Part 2, "Money and Its Problems," investigates the social, political, and cultural problems of money, including money-lending, theft, counterfeiting, and corruption. Part 3, "Money and Oil Economy," assesses the impact of the oil industry on the Nigerian state and examines both the positive and negative effects of oil money on Yoruba economy, society, and spending. Concluding chapters detail efforts to arrest the crisis that followed the economic slump after the oil boom and led to the adoption of the Structural Adjustment Program, and also evaluate the effects of currency devaluation on personal and communal responsibilities and social payment. Culture, Politics, and Money Among the Yoruba is timely in view of ongoing political and economic changes in Africa. It will be of interest to economists, sociologists, and African studies specialists.

Transnational Families by Harry Goulbourne

Title Transnational Families
Author Harry Goulbourne
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2010-01-21
Category Social Science
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781135181949
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contemporary Western society is changing and, controversially, migration is often flagged up as one of the reasons why. The nature of population change challenges the conventional understandings of family forms and networks whilst multiculturalism poses challenges to our understanding of social change, families and social capital. This innovative book provides an overview of the emergence of new understandings of ethnicities, identities and family forms across a number of ethnic groups, family types, and national boundaries. Based on new empirical data from fairly distinct sets of transnational family networks in minority communities with a substantial presence in the United Kingdom – principally, Caribbean and Italian, but also drawing on others such as Indian – it examines their lived experiences and uses the concept of social capital to explore how these families manage to maintain close and meaningful links. Transnational Families discusses, explains and illustrates the substantial problems and issues confronted by communities and families, academics and policy-makers/implementers, and non-governmental organisations within a transnational world. It will be of interest to students and scholars of migration, transnationalism, families and globalisation.

The Capitalist Schema by Christian Lotz

Title The Capitalist Schema
Author Christian Lotz
Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date 2014-09-09
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 191
ISBN 9780739182475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Christian Lotz argues that Immanuel Kant’s idea of a mental schematism, which gives the human mind access to a stable reality, can be interpreted as a social concept, which, using Karl Marx, the author identifies as money. Money and its “fluid” form, capital, constitute sociality in capitalism and make access to social reality possible. Money, in other words, makes life in capitalism meaningful and frames all social relations. Following Marx, Lotz argues that money is the true Universal of modern life and that, as such, we are increasingly subjected to its control. As money and capital are closely linked to time, Lotz argues that in capitalism money also constitutes past and future “social horizons” by turning both into “monetized” horizons. Everything becomes faster, global, and more abstract. Our lives, as a consequence, become more mobile, “fluid,” unstable, and precarious. Lotz presents analyses of credit, debt, and finance as examples of how money determines the meaning of future and past, imagination, and memory, and that this results in individuals becoming increasingly integrated into and dependent upon the capitalist world. This integration and dependence increases with the event of electronics industries and brain-science industries that channel all human desires towards profits, growth, and money. In this way, the book offers a critical extension of Theodor Adorno’s analysis of exchange and the culture industry as the basis of modern societies. Lotz argues—paradoxically with and against Adorno—that we should return to the basic insights of Marx’s philosophy, given that the principle of exchange is only possible on the basis of more fundamental social and economic categories, such as money.

Time And Money by Gary S. Cross

Title Time and Money
Author Gary S. Cross
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 1993
Category Consumption (Economics)
Total Pages 294
ISBN 0415088550
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Money Cult by Chris Lehmann

Title The Money Cult
Author Chris Lehmann
Publisher Melville House
Release Date 2016-05-31
Category History
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781612195094
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A grand and startling work of American history America was founded, we’re taught in school, by the Pilgrims and other Puritans escaping religious persecution in Europe—an austere and pious lot who established a culture that remained pure and uncorrupted until the Industrial Revolution got in the way. In The Money Cult, Chris Lehmann reveals that we have it backward: American capitalism has always been entangled with religion, and so today’s megapastors, for example, aren’t an aberration—they’re as American as Benjamin Franklin. Tracing American Christianity from John Winthrop to the rise of the Mormon Church and on to the triumph of Joel Osteen, The Money Cult is an ambitious work of history from a widely admired journalist. Examining nearly four hundred years of American history, Lehmann reveals how America’s religious leaders became less worried about sin and the afterlife and more concerned with the material world, until the social gospel was overtaken by the gospel of wealth. Showing how American Christianity came to accommodate—and eventually embrace—the pursuit of profit, as well as the inescapability of economic inequality, The Money Cult is a wide-ranging and revelatory book that will make you rethink what you know about the form of American capitalism so dominant in the world today, as well as the core tenets of America itself.

Down 42nd Street by Marc Eliot

Title Down 42nd Street
Author Marc Eliot
Publisher Grand Central Pub
Release Date 2002-11
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0446679933
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the Revolutionary War to the "Disneyfication" of the late twentieth century, a fascinating social history of New York's 42nd Street explores the various ways in which money, politics, sex, and culture have shaped the famed boulevard and offers colorful profiles of the unforgettable characters--the famous and the infamous--who have played key roles in its history. Reprint.

Title Money Culture and Well Being in Rome s Economic Development 0 275 CE
Author Daniel Hoyer
Publisher BRILL
Release Date 2018-03-22
Category History
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9789004358287
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Money, Culture, and Well-Being in Rome's Economic Development, 0-275 CE, Daniel Hoyer offers a new approach to explain some of the remarkable achievements of Imperial Rome

Insufficient Funds by Hung Cam Thai

Title Insufficient Funds
Author Hung Cam Thai
Publisher Stanford University Press
Release Date 2014-04-09
Category Social Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780804790567
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Every year migrants across the globe send more than $500 billion to relatives in their home countries, and this circulation of money has important personal, cultural, and emotional implications for the immigrants and their family members alike. Insufficient Funds tells the story of how low-wage Vietnamese immigrants in the United States and their poor, non-migrant family members give, receive, and spend money. Drawing on interviews and fieldwork with more than one hundred members of transnational families, Hung Cam Thai examines how and why immigrants, who largely earn low wages as hairdressers, cleaners, and other "invisible" workers, send home a substantial portion of their earnings, as well as spend lavishly on relatives during return trips. Extending beyond mere altruism, this spending is motivated by complex social obligations and the desire to gain self-worth despite their limited economic opportunities in the United States. At the same time, such remittances raise expectations for standards of living, producing a cascade effect that monetizes family relationships. Insufficient Funds powerfully illuminates these and other contradictions associated with money and its new meanings in an increasingly transnational world.

Milk Money And Madness by M. D. Baumslag

Title Milk Money and Madness
Author M. D. Baumslag
Publisher Bergin & Garvey
Release Date 1995
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 288
ISBN 031336060X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Breastfeeding vs. formula: could the choice we make put our children at risk?