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Sociology of Economic Life: Money, Morals and Markets (6 points)


Leader: Dr Ray Jureidini

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The social bases of money and exchange in modern and traditional society. The ritual of exchange and the cash nexus. Topics will cover sociological interpretations of ethical issues concerned with the monetary valuation of various aspects of individual and social life. As an introduction to economic sociology, three theoretical and ideological paradigms will be canvassed: economic liberalism, political economy and economic sociology.

Assessment: Research report (2500 words):50% + Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: First-year sequence in Sociology or permission

Prohibitions: SCY3420

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