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The Language of Money and Debt

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Editors: Mooney, Annabelle, Sifaki, Evi (Eds.)

  • Compares the models with which lay individuals work with ‘official’ models of money and the economy
  • Provides an important perspective on lay discourses and behaviours with money, something of great value to those who would encourage ‘good’ financial behaviour and economic literacy
  • Makes clear that while money may be conceptualised as a thing it is rather an index of a range of other emotions, beliefs, relationships and social structures
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About this book

This book analyses the language that ordinary people employ when discussing money, debt and financial behaviour. It documents and critiques this language from an array of disciplinary perspectives, with chapters on children’s books, government infomercials, television poverty porn, the emotional experience of being indebted, and more. In doing so, it addresses common underlying questions concerning definitions of money and value, and scrutinises how people construct, negotiate and articulate meaning in these domains. This wide-ranging edited collection will be of interest to students and scholars of linguistics, sociology, communication, literature and anthropology.

About the authors

Annabelle Mooney is Professor of Language and Society at the University of Roehampton, UK. Her research interests include the language of money and financial literacy, and the language of human rights.
Evi Sifaki is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Roehampton, UK. Her main research focus is the syntax of different word order phenomena, and the documentation of various aspects of morphosyntactic change.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The View from the Ground

    Mooney, Annabelle (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • Stories of Value: The Nature of Money in Three Classic British Picture Books

    Bossche, Astrid

    Pages 33-55

  • The Treatment of Money and Wealth in the Harry Potter Series

    Ali, Tanweer (et al.)

    Pages 57-78

  • Money Talk at the Mass Observation Archive

    Moor, Liz

    Pages 81-103

  • Snudging Cheapskates and Magnificent Profusion: The Conceptual Baggage of ‘Mean’ and ‘Generous’

    Mooney, Annabelle (et al.)

    Pages 105-135

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57568-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57567-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Language of Money and Debt
Book Subtitle
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Annabelle Mooney
  • Evi Sifaki
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57568-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57568-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57567-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 316
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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