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Usages de l'argent et pratiques monétaires


  • Jérôme Blanc

    () (LEFI - Laboratoire d'Economie de la Firme et des Institutions - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2)


This text aims at surveying the dynamics of works on money developed, since the 1980s, in institutional economics, economic sociology and economic anthropology; and proposing a subjective synthesis of present directions for research. We first take a glance at the field of Francophone and Anglophone works. After having defined the scope of this studied field, we discuss monetary uses through four main subjects: first, the contribution and the limits of the Polanyian approach of modern money; then, the grounds for renewing the analysis by bringing to light the qualities of money, considered a monetary asset. This leads to propose a critical analysis of the economic postulate of monetary fungibility, and to present the basis of what constitutes a socio-economy of monetary conversions. We eventually examine the ambiguous relationships between money and market and, beyond the market, between money and social cohesion in a market society.

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  • Jérôme Blanc, 2008. "Usages de l'argent et pratiques monétaires," Post-Print halshs-00278345, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00278345
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    2. Guillaume PASTUREAU, 2013. "De l’usage social aux pratiques marchandes de l’argent. Une brève histoire des origines du microcrédit social," Cahiers du GREThA 2013-14, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
    3. Guillaume PASTUREAU, 2013. "Du Mont-de-Piété à la Grameen Bank : la finance sociale à travers le temps et l’espace \r\nEssai sur une cohérence institutionnelle et une diversité des pratiques," Cahiers du GREThA 2013-16, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
    4. Guillaume PASTUREAU & Romain JOURDHEUIL, 2013. "Le prêt sur gages au Crédit municipal : vers une analyse exploratoire des relations entre banquier social et emprunteur," Cahiers du GREThA 2013-20, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.

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    Money; uses; sociology; economics; anthropology; Argent; monnaie; pratiques; sociologie; économie; anthropologie;

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