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Principles of Economic Sociology / Richard Swedberg.

Author/Creator:
Swedberg, Richard author., Author,
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2009]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (384 p.) : 19 halftones. 11 line illus. 9 tables.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The last fifteen years have witnessed an explosion in the popularity, creativity, and productiveness of economic sociology, an approach that traces its roots back to Max Weber. This important new text offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of economic sociology. It also advances the field theoretically by highlighting, in one analysis, the crucial economic roles of both interests and social relations. Richard Swedberg describes the field's critical insights into economic life, giving particular attention to the effects of culture on economic phenomena and the ways that economic actions are embedded in social structures. He examines the full range of economic institutions and explicates the relationship of the economy to politics, law, culture, and gender. Swedberg notes that sociologists too often fail to properly emphasize the role that self-interested behavior plays in economic decisions, while economists frequently underestimate the importance of social relations. Thus, he argues that the next major task for economic sociology is to develop a theoretical and empirical understanding of how interests and social relations work in combination to affect economic action. Written by an author whose name is synonymous with economic sociology, this text constitutes a sorely needed advanced synthesis--and a blueprint for the future of this burgeoning field.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Chapter I. The Classics in Economic Sociology
Chapter II. Contemporary Economic Sociology
Chapter III. Economic Organization
Chapter IV. Firms
Chapter V. Economic and Sociological Approaches to Markets
Chapter VI. Markets in History
Chapter VII. Politics and the Economy
Chapter VIII. Law and the Economy
Chapter IX. Culture and Economic Development
Chapter X. Culture, Trust, and Consumption
Chapter XI. Gender and the Economy
Chapter XII. The Cat's Dilemma and Other Questions for Economic Sociologists
References
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 26. Nov 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400829378
OCLC:
1088325211
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400829378 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.