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Innovar : Revista de Ciencias Administrativas y Sociales

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Abstract

TOGNATO, Carlo. Bringing culture back in: A neo-Durkheimian perspective on central banking. Innovar [online]. 2008, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0121-5051.

In the course of the past few decades, independent central banks have been regarded as one of the purest institutional distillates of modern rationality. Occasionally, however, and quite paradoxically, religious metaphors and narratives percolate into the monetary sphere and transform it. The purpose of this paper is to discuss whether a Durkheimian reading of monetary affairs is analytically suitable, to what extent it is so, and what implications it may have upon monetary studies.

Keywords : Central banking; culture; neo-Durkheimian sociology; strong program in cultural sociology.

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