Re-Imagining Economic Sociology by Patrik AspersRe-Imagining Economic Sociology by Patrik Aspers

Re-Imagining Economic Sociology

EditorPatrik Aspers, Nigel Dodd

Paperback | December 19, 2015

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The purpose of this book is to explore new developments in the field of economic sociology. It contains cutting-edge theoretical discussions by some of the world's leading economic sociologists, with chapters on topics such as the economic convention, relational sociology, economic identity,economy and law, economic networks and institutions.The book is distinctive in a number of ways. First, it focuses on theoretical contributions, by pulling together and extending what the contributors believe to be the most important theoretical innovations within their own particular areas of the field. Second, there are contributions by leadingeconomic sociologists from both the US and Europe, which gives the book both wider scope and appeal, while also creating the opportunity for some interesting dialogue between distinct theoretical traditions. The book will be of interest to researchers, Ph.D. students, and advanced students on both side of the Atlantic, and indispensible in advanced economic sociology courses.
Patrik Aspers is Professor of Sociology at Uppsala University. His research focuses on theory development, and especially of markets. His work is grounded in phenomenology. Empirically Aspers has studied the economy, especially the fashion industry. He has published several books, including Markets in Fashion, A Phenomenological Approa...
Title:Re-Imagining Economic SociologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.73 inPublished:December 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198749767

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Table of Contents

Patrik Aspers, Nigel Dodd, and Ellinor Anderberg: Introduction1. Richard Swedberg: Theorizing Economic SociologyPart I: Creating Economic Futures2. Jens Beckert: Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics3. Nigel Dodd: Utopianism and the Future of Money4. Karin Knorr-Cetina: What is a Financial Market? Global Markets as Media-Institutional FormsPart II: Consolidating Economic Structures5. Bruce Carruthers: Economy and Law: Old Paradigms and New Markets6. Victor Nee and Sonja Opper: From Networks to Norms and Economic Institutions7. Frank Dobbin and Jiwook Jung: Power in the Social Construction of the Economy8. Laurent Thevenot: Certifying the World: Power Infrastructures and Practice in Economies of Conventional FormsPart III: Enacting Economic Relations9. Nina Bandelj: Rethinking Relationality in Economic Sociology: Relational Work in Circuits of Commerce10. Patrik Aspers: Phenomenological Identity in Economic Sociology11. Philippe Steiner: The Organizational Gift and Sociological Approaches to Exchange12. Neil Fligstein: What kind of Re-Imagining does Economic Sociology Need?