Money is a notoriously difficult phenomenon to grasp. Why it works, how it works, and where it works are elusive questions that scholars have wrestled with for ages. In this event, we bring together the authors of three recent books on money and a set of respondents to stage a conversation about the social, legal, and political role and implications of money. Exploring the past, present, and future of money, authors Christine Desan (Law), Rebecca Spang (History), and Nigel Dodd (Sociology) will share insights from their research on the legal determination of money, the political instrumentality of money, and the transformative power of a redefinition of money. Respondents representing numerous disciplines will engage these themes and situate them within their own scholarship.
Respondents: Tim Alborn (CUNY), Dan Carey (NIU Galway), Charly Coleman (Columbia), Joel Kaye (Barnard), Gustav Peebles (New School), Steve Pincus (Yale), Sophia Rosenfeld (Virginia), John Shovlin (NYU), Deborah Valenze (Barnard), and Frederick Wherry (Yale).
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