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A Debtor World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Debt

Ralph Brubaker, Robert M. Lawless, and Charles J. Tabb


This book contains chapters about the societal implications of private debt. The chapters comprising this volume are authored by dozens of leading U.S. and international academics who have written about debt or issues related to debt in a wide range of disciplines including law, sociology, psychology, history, economics, and more. The goal of this book is to explore debt neither as a problem nor a solution but as a phenomenon and to promote the exchange of knowledge to comprehend better why consumers and businesses decide to borrow money. It asks what happens to businesses and consumers under ... More

Keywords: social implications, private death, money, heavy debt load, legal norms, legal institutions, indebtedness, societal dependence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199873722
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ralph Brubaker, editor
University of Illinois

Robert M. Lawless, editor
University of Illinois

Charles J. Tabb, editor
University of Illinois

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