Professor Nigel Dodd's latest book, The Social Life of Money, is coming out in September 2014 (Princeton University Press).
Questions about the nature of money have gained a new urgency in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Even as many people have less of it, there are more forms and systems of money, from local currencies and social lending to mobile money and Bitcoin. Yet our understanding of what money is--and what it might be--hasn't kept pace.
'Nigel Dodd takes us on a tour de force through the meanings and possibilities of money, compelling us to rethink everything we thought we knew about its origins, current operations, and potential for positive social transformations.' Frederick F. Wherry, Yale University. See publisher's webpage