Economy/Society Markets, Meanings, and Social Structure

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ISBN-13: 9781412994965
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

In this long-awaited second edition of Economy/Society Markets, Meanings, and Social Structure, authors Carruthers and Babb continue 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.

About the Authors
Acknowledgments
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
Marketing and the Meaning of Things
Things and Meaning
Commodities as Gifts
Consumerism
Consumerism and Globalization
Conclusion
Organizations and the Economy
The Power of the Boss
Organizations Around the Globe
Organizations and Internal Labor Markets
The Organizational Context for Conflict
Workplace and Personal Life
The Formation of an Organizational Economy
Conclusion
Networks in the Economy
What Is a Network?
Why Networks Matter
Individual Networks
The Importance of Networks in Markets
Conclusion
Banking and Finance
What Does a Financial System Do?
Finance and Development
Regulation and Deregulation
Disintermediation
Innovation and Status
Household Finance
Globalization and Finance
Conclusion
Economic Inequality
Inequality in Perspective
Inequality and Efficiency
Explaining Recent Trends in Income Inequality
Globalization
Race, Gender, and Inequality
Inequalities in U.S. Labor Markets
Gender in the Labor Market
Race in the Labor Market
Race, Mortgage Discrimination, and Wealth Inequality
Race, Gender, and Price
Conclusion
Economic Development
Economic Development Defined
From The Wealth of Nations to the Washington Consensus
Sociological Perspectives on Development
Conclusion
Conclusion
References
Glossary/Index

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