New Economic Sociology - A Reader

ISBN-10: 0691049068

ISBN-13: 9780691049069

Edition: 2004

Authors: Frank Dobbin
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Description: Economic sociology is a rapidly expanding field, applying sociology's core insight--that individuals behave according to scripts that are tied to social roles--to economic behavior. It placeshomo economicus(that tried-and-true fictive actor who is completely rational, acts only out of self-interest, and has perfect information) in context. In this way, it places a construct into a framework that more closely approximates the world in which we live. But, as an academic field, economic sociology has lost focus.The New Economic Sociologyremedies this. The book comprises twenty of the most representative and widely read articles in the field's history--its classics--and organizes them according to four themes at the heart of sociology: institutions, networks, power, and cognition. Dobbin's substantial and engagingly written introduction (including his rich comparison of Yanomamo chest-beaters and Wall Street bond-traders) sets a clear framework for what follows. Gathering force throughout is Dobbin's argument that economic practices emerge through distinctly social processes, in which social networks and power resources play roles in the social construction of certain behaviors as rational or optimal. Not only does Dobbin provide a consummate introduction to the field and its history to students approaching the subject for the first time, but he also establishes a schema for interpreting the field based on an understanding of what economic sociology aims to achieve.

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Frank Dobbin is professor of sociology at Harvard University. His books include "Forging Industrial Policy: The United States, Britain", and "France in the Railway Age; The New Economic Sociology: A Reader" (Princeton); and "The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy".

Acknowledgments
The Sociological View of the Economy
Institutions
From The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Institutionalized Organizations: Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony
The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields
From Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children
The Social Construction of Organizations and Markets: The Comparative Analysis of Business Recipes
The Decline and Fall of the Conglomerate Firm in the 1980s: The Deinstitutionalization of an Organizational Form
Networks
From The Division of Labor in Society
Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of Embeddedness
Embeddedness and Immigration: Notes on the Social Determinants of Economic Action
A Structural Approach to Markets
From Structural Holes: The Social Structure of Competition
Embeddedness in the Making of Financial Capital: How Social Relations and Networks Benefit Firms Seeking Financing
Power
From The German Ideology
From The Transformation of Corporate Control
From Socializing Capital: The Rise of the Large Industrial Corporation in America
From City of Capital: Politics and Markets in the English Financial Revolution
Cognition
From The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life
From The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge
From Organizations: Cognitive Limits on Rationality
From Sensemaking in Organizations
Index
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