The Sociology of Debt
edited by Mark Featherstone

Hardback | May 2019 | Policy Press | 9781447339526 | 224pp | 234x156mm | POD | RFB | AUD$179.99, NZD$214.99


Over the course of the last 10 years the issue of debt has become a serious problem that threatens to destroy the global socio-economic system and ruin the everyday lives of millions of people. This collection brings together a range of perspectives of key thinkers on debt to provide a sociological analysis focused upon the social, political, economic, and cultural meanings of indebtedness.

The contributors to the book consider both the lived experience of debt and the more abstract processes of financialisation taking place globally. Showing how debt functions on the level of both macro and micro economics, the book also provides a more holistic perspective, with accounts that span sociological, cultural, and economic forms of analysis.