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- DescriptionThe last fifteen years have witnessed an explosion in the popularity, creativity, and productiveness of ecomic sociology, an approach that traces its roots back to Max Weber. This important new text offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of ecomic sociology. It also advances the field theoretically by highlighting, in one analysis, the crucial ecomic roles of both interests and social relations. Richard Swedberg describes the field's critical insights into ecomic life, giving particular attention to the effects of culture on ecomic phemena and the ways that ecomic actions are embedded in social structures. He examines the full range of ecomic institutions and explicates the relationship of the ecomy to politics, law, culture, and gender. Swedberg tes that sociologists too often fail to properly emphasize the role that self-interested behavior plays in ecomic decisions, while ecomists frequently underestimate the importance of social relations. Thus, he argues that the next major task for ecomic sociology is to develop a theoretical and empirical understanding of how interests and social relations work in combination to affect ecomic action. Written by an author whose name is synymous with ecomic sociology, this text constitutes a sorely needed advanced synthesis--and a blueprint for the future of this burgeoning field.
- Author BiographyRichard Swedberg is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University, where he co-directs its Center for the Study of Economy and Society. He is the author of Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology (Princeton) as well as co-editor of The Handbook of Economic Sociology (both Princeton).
- Author(s)Richard Swedberg
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication26/03/2007
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note19 halftones. 11 line illus. 9 tables.
- Weight542 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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