Valentina Moiso

New perspectives on financial phenomena in contemporary sociological studies

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Keywords: JEL Classifications: G1 - Financial Markets; D14 - Personal Finance; Z13 - Economic Sociology, Social and Economic Stratification.

Sociology is looking for new theoretical and analytucal tools to study the financialization of the world economy and its social consequences. The article focuses on two much debated aspects: a) the traders activity, based on expert knowledge and high technology skills; b) the personal finance, regarding how people manage money, credits and debts, interacting with fanancial intermediates. The aim is to disentangle the practices and the institutionalised processes regulating money exchanges: in this way it is possible to conceotualise the finance world as social system characterized by power differentials as effects of the financial capital circulation.

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