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TitleEconomy / society : markets, meanings, and social structure
Author Bruce G. Carruthers, Sarah L. Babb
Imprint Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage, c2013
Edition 2nd ed.
Descript viii, 235 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


This long-awaited second edition of Economy/Society Markets, Meanings, and Social Structure continues to offer an accessible introduction to the way social arrangements affect economic activity, and shows that economic exchanges are deeply embedded in social relationships. Understanding how society shapes the economy helps us answer many important questions. For example, how does advertising get people to buy things? How do people use their social connections to get jobs? How did large bureaucratic organizations come to be so pervasive in modern economies—and what difference does it make? How can we explain the persistence of economic inequalities between men and women and across racial groups? Why do some countries become rich while others stay poor? This book presents sociological answers to questions like these, and encourages its readers to view the economy through a sociological lens. -- From back cover


1. THE EMBEDDEDNESS OF MARKETS -- Markets and their alternatives -- Markets and their preconditions -- The embeddedness of markets -- The consequences of markets -- The variety of capitalisms -- Globalization -- Outline of the book

Economics -- Sociological aspects Sociology United States -- Economic conditions -- 1981-2001 United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-

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