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Sociology Research


Geoffrey Ingham is an Emeritus Reader in Sociology and Political Economy and Fellow of Christ’s College.

He was born in 1942 and received a BA in Sociology from the University of Leicester in 1964, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1968. Before returning to Cambridge in 1972, he taught at the Universities of Sussex and Leicester.

Key Publications - Books

Ingham, G. (2008) Capitalism. Cambridge: Polity Press

Ingham, G. (2004). The Nature of Money, Cambridge: Polity

Ingham, G. (2005). Money: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Economics, Sociology and Political Science, Cheltenham: Elgar.

Ingham, G. (1984). Capitalism Divided? The City and Industry in British Social Development. London: Macmillan / New York: Schocken

Key Publications - Book Chapters

Ingham, G. (2005) ‘Money’ in J. Beckert and M. Zafiroski (eds) International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology, London: Routledge.

Ingham, G. (2004). The development of capitalist credit money. In L. Randall Wray (ed.) Credit and State Theories of Money, Cheltenham: Elgar

Ingham, G. (2002). ‘New Monetary Spaces?’/ ‘De Nouveaux Espaces Monetaires?’. In OECD, The Future of Money/L’Avenir de la Monnaie. Paris:OECD

Key Publications - Journal Articles

Ingham, G. (2006). ‘Further reflections on the ontology of money’, Economy and Society, 35(1): 259-278.

Job Title:
Emeritus Reader in Sociology and Political Economy, Fellow of Christ’s College
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