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SCY3420 - The Sociology of Economic Life: Money, Morals and Markets

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Ray Jureidini


Not offered in 2007


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.


Research report (2500 words): 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Third-year students will be required to show a greater depth of critical analysis of arguments and issues than second-year students.

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week


First-year sequence in Sociology or permission