- Genuinely multidisciplinary approach, based on a thorough knowledge of theories of money in the social sciences
- An original development of the neglected heterodox theories of money
- New histories of the origins and development of forms of money and their social relations of production in different monetary systems
- A radical interpretation of capitalism as a particular type of monetary system and the first sociological outline of the institutional structure of the social production of capitalist money
- A radical critique of recent writing on global e-money, the so-called ‘end of money’, and new monetary spaces such as the euro.
PART I. CONCEPTS AND THEORIES.
1. Money as a Commodity and ‘Neural’ Symbol of Commodities.
2. Abstract Value, Credit and the State.
3. Money in Sociological Theory.
4. Fundamentals of a Theory of Money.
PART II. HISTORY AND ANALYSIS.
5. The Historical Origins of Money and its Pre-capitalist Forms.
6. The Development of Capitalist Credit-Money.
7. The Production of Capitalist Crefit-Money.
8. Monetary Disorder.
9. New Monetary Spaces.