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Banking on Words The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance

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ISBN-10: 022631877X

ISBN-13: 9780226318776

Edition: 2015

Authors: Arjun. Appadurai

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In this provocative look at one of the most important events of our time, renowned scholar Arjun Appadurai argues that the economic collapse of 2008--while indeed spurred on by greed, ignorance, weak regulation, and irresponsible risk-taking--was, ultimately, a failure of language. To prove this sophisticated point, he takes us into the world of derivative finance, which has become the core of contemporary trading and the primary target of blame for the collapse and all our subsequent woes. With incisive argumentation, he analyzes this challengingly technical world, drawing on thinkers such as J. L. Austin, Marcel Mauss, and Max Weber as theoretical guides to showcase the ways language--and…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/19/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 0.64" wide x 0.92" long x 0.05" tall
Weight: 0.176
Language: English