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Framing finance : the boundaries of markets and modern capitalism

Author: Alex Preda
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
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In this work, the author looks at the history of the market to figure out how we arrived at a point where investing is not only commonplace, but critical, as market fluctuations threaten our plans to send our children to college or retire comfortably.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Preda, Alex, 1960-
Framing finance.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
(OCoLC)802298995
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Preda
ISBN: 9780226679310 0226679314 9780226679327 0226679322
OCLC Number: 262429580
Description: viii, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: capitalism and the boundaries of finance --
The boundaries of finance in the sociological tradition --
Prestige, at last: the social closure of the stock exchange --
Financial knowledge and the science of the market --
Close up: price data, machines, and organizational boundaries --
From afar: charts and their analysts --
The kaleidoscope of finance: speculation, economic life, and society --
On the dark side of the market --
Panic! --
Conclusion: back to the future.
Responsibility: Alex Preda.

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