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The Everyday Life of Global Finance: Saving and Borrowing in Anglo-America

Paul Langley

Abstract

Grounded in literature from the sociology of finance and international political economy, and informed by extensive empirical research, this book explores the unprecedented relationships that now bind Anglo-American society with the financial markets. As mutual funds have increased in popularity and pension provision has been transformed, many more individuals and households have come to invest in stocks and shares. As consumer borrowing has risen dramatically and mortgage finance has embraced those deemed sub-prime, so the repayments of credit card holders and mortgagors have provided the bas ... More

Keywords: sociology of finance, international political economy, Anglo-American society, mutual funds, pension provision, consumer borrowing, mortgage finance, sub-prime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199236596
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236596.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Langley, author
Senior Lecturer in Politics, Northumbria University