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A Modern Guide to Economic Sociology
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A Modern Guide to Economic Sociology

9781789901306 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Milan Zafirovski, Department of Sociology, University of North Texas, US
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 130 6 Extent: 368 pp
This accessible guide to the rapidly growing and interdisciplinary field of modern economic sociology offers critical insights into its fundamental concepts and developments. International in scope, contributions from leading economic sociologists and sociologically-minded economists explore the intersections and implications for theory and empirical research in both disciplines.

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This accessible guide to the rapidly growing and interdisciplinary field of modern economic sociology offers critical insights into its fundamental concepts and developments. International in scope, contributions from leading economic sociologists and sociologically-minded economists explore the intersections and implications for theory and empirical research in both disciplines.
 
A Modern Guide to Economic Sociology positions contemporary studies in relation to earlier developments, highlighting the importance of understanding how stages of economic sociology have corresponded and converged with institutional, social, political and behavioural economics over time. Chapters offer a broad range of perspectives of topical and pressing themes including: wealth inequality, unsustainable development, ethical consumption, society and work, institutions and the economy, and society and entrepreneurship.
 
Covering both empirical and theoretical aspects of the field, this book will benefit economic sociologists as well as economic sociology students. It will also be an important read for both economics and sociology students looking to better understand the interactions between the two fields and how they depend upon and advance one another.
Critical Acclaim
‘A comprehensive and stimulating guide, written by some of the best known scholars in the fìeld, that shows how the theoretical and empirical findings of economic sociology correspond and complement those of economics, as a sort of countermelody that enriches our knowledge of the relationships between economy and society.’
– Alberto Martinelli, Università degli studi di Milano, Italy and Former President of the International Social Science Council, France

‘This volume offers a fresh look at central contemporary economic issues. The contributors go beyond sociology and fruitfully bring in both historical and current perspectives from adjacent disciplines to create an exciting scientific composition.’
– Patrik Aspers, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Contributors
Contributors: F. Barbera, L. Berkowitz, E. Bjorklund, A. Bokun, T.W. Boyd, P.D. Brandon, R.L. Breiger, T.J. Burns, C. Deutschmann, J. Hage, T. Hilmar, G.M. Hodgson, D. Knoke, C.M. Leslie, E. Mingione, H. Prechel, J. Rössel, P. Sachweh, P. Schenk, D. Weakliem, S. Weingartner, M. Zafirovski
Contents
Contents:

1 Introduction to A Modern Guide to Economic Sociology 1
Milan Zafirovski
2 Society and economy: three easy ways to a complex relationship 32
Filippo Barbera
3 Institutions and the economy 52
Geoffrey M. Hodgson
4 Social relations and economy: the effects of social ties and
networks on economic behavior 70
David Knoke and Anna Bokun
5 Social stratification and economy: class, power and status
factors in economic actions and processes 90
Eric Bjorklund and Ronald L. Breiger
6 Politics, ideology, and the economy 108
David Weakliem
7 Law, regulation and the economy: the impact of legal
norms and regulations on economic actions and outcomes 125
Linzi Berkowitz and Harland Prechel
8 A metatheoretical framework for understanding
interactions among culture, ecology, art and economics in
late modernity 144
Thomas J. Burns, Tom W. Boyd and Carrie M. Leslie
9 Moral economy: moral forces in economic activity 166
Patrick Sachweh and Till Hilmar
10 Society, production and work 186
Christoph Deutschmann
11 Acceptance or aversion? Understanding society’s interplay
with wealth inequality 204
Peter D. Brandon
12 Societies and markets: the challenge of unsustainable
development 219
Enzo Mingione
13 The evolution of society and the evolution of
entrepreneurship: from creative construction to creative
destruction 241
Jerald Hage
14 Aesthetic and ethical orientations in consumption and lifestyles 264
Sebastian Weingartner, Patrick Schenk and Jörg Rössel
15 The joyous birth and sad story of the death of Homo
Economicus: a perspective from and implications for
economic sociology 287
Milan Zafirovski

Index 338

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