Markets and Ideology in the City of London

  • David Lazar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 142-194

About this book


Markets and Ideology in the City of London is the first fieldwork-based sociological study of how participants in City of London financial markets view the markets in which they work and the market mechanism in general. But it is more than a narrow study of financial market participants because it is also an empirical investigation into how ideologies function and it develops a critique of pro-market ideologies such as 'Thatcherism'. Finally, it is one of a small number of sociological studies into the privileged world of high earners and the wealthy - sociologists too frequently study the powerless and the 'deviant' or 'marginal' groups.


culture ideology socialization sociology state work

Authors and affiliations

  • David Lazar
    • 1
  1. 1.Goldsmiths’ CollegeLondonUK

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