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Conservatives Versus Wildcats: A Sociology of Financial Conflict

Simone Polillo


Common understandings of money, credit, and banking, rely on notions of efficiency--how well they work in allocating resources and coordinating economic activities. This book, by contrast, focuses on how money, credit, and banking are implicated in conflict. It examines how financial elites in general, and certain bankers in particular, create new financial instruments in order to consolidate and reproduce their wealth over time, turning money into an instrument of exclusion, and couching their practices in ideologies of sound banking. Yet, since the boundaries thus erected create resistance, ... More

Keywords: Money, Banks, Credit, Finance, Conflict, Ideology, Elites, Markets, Boundaries, Legitimacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804785099
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804785099.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simone Polillo, author