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The Routledge International Handbook of Economic Sociology

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Milan Zafirovski



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ISBN 9780367419936
May 12, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
616 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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This handbook presents a systematic and comprehensive overview of economic sociology, an exemplary interdisciplinary field which draws on theoretical frameworks and empirical findings from both economics and sociology to present a unique lens on the interdependence of the economy and society. The handbook is arranged in four parts which together present the current state-of-the-art of economic sociology as well as pointing towards future directions for research. The first part outlines the theoretical foundations of economic sociology and its relations to other fields, particularly with regard to other alternative approaches to economics, and looks at conceptions and definitions of economic sociology vary. The second part provides an overview of the historical development of economic sociology from classical political economy to the present day. The third part explores the main problematics of economic sociology, analyzing the economy in relation to particular social institutions, the state, ideology, culture and art, religion, gender, race/ethnicity, and more. The fourth part focuses on the principal branches of including sociology of the market, industrial organization and work, uncertainty, distribution and inequality, money and finance, and the environment. The stellar international cast of contributors is drawn from both economics and sociology therefore presenting a holistic view of the field and contributing to a rejuvenation of economic sociology within economics. It is an indispensable reference work for researchers and students across a broad range of sociological and economic disciplines.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION  PART I: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS AND RELATIONS OF ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY  CHAPTER 2. THE CONCEPTION AND DEFINITION OF ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY  CHAPTER 3. ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY  CHAPTER 4. ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY AND INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS  CHAPTER 5. MARXISM OR ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY  CHAPTER 6. SOCIOLOGICAL ECONOMICS: ITS ELEMENTS IN ECONOMICS AND ITS CONVERGENCE WITH ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY  PART II: HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY  CHAPTER 7. ELEMENTS OF ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY IN CLASSICAL POLITICAL ECONOMY  CHAPTER 8. CLASSICAL ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY  CHAPTER 9. NEOCLASSICAL ECONOMIC APPROACHES TO ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY  CHAPTER 10. ELEMENTS OF ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY THAT REFRAME THE DOMINANT NEOCLASSICAL ECONOMIC PARADIGM  PART III MAIN PROBLEMATICS OF ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY  CHAPTER 11. THE ECONOMY, SOCIAL STATUS, AND SOLIDARITY  CHAPTER 12. SOCIAL RATIONALITY AND ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY  CHAPTER 13. ECONOMY AND POLITY  CHAPTER 14. SOCIOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC APPROACHES TO LAW AND THE ECONOMY, FRIENDS, OR FOES?  CHAPTER 15. ECONOMICS OF CONVENTION–A TRANSDISCIPLINARY APPROACH AS CORE PART OF NEW FRENCH ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY  CHAPTER 16. ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY AS COMPARATIVE MACROSOCIOLOGY: EXEMPLIFIED BY THE MORAL ECONOMY OF DEBT  CHAPTER 17. THE DAILY-LIFE AND MORAL ECONOMY  CHAPTER 18. THE CREATIVE ECONOMY: PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION, AND TEMPORALITY  CHAPTER 19. EMOTIONS AND THE ECONOMY  CHAPTER 20. ECONOMY AND SOCIAL CAPITAL, MARKETS AND SOCIAL NETWORKS  CHAPTER 21. UNCERTAINTY IN ECONOMICS AND SOCIOLOGY  PART IV: SPECIAL BRANCHES AND PROBLEMS OF ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY  CHAPTER 22. SOCIOLOGY OF PRODUCTION, WORK AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  CHAPTER 23. THE SOCIOLOGY OF ECONOMIC ENTERPRISE, MANAGEMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION: PUBLIC SECTOR, PRIVATE SECTOR, AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS  CHAPTER 24. FISCAL SOCIOLOGY  CHAPTER 25. SOCIOLOGY OF FINANCIAL MARKETS, MONETARY POLICY AND CENTRAL BANKING  CHAPTER 26. SOCIOLOGY OF CONSUMPTION, LEISURE AND LIFESTYLE: WHAT IS A THEORY OF CONSUMPTION A THEORY OF?  CHAPTER 27. ECONOMIC GROWTH, SOCIOLOGICAL TRADITIONS, AND THE RESTORATION OF SOCIAL ECOLOGY IN ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY  CHAPTER 28. THE ECONOMICS AND ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY OF COLLECTIVE ACTION ON GLOBAL WARMING  CHAPTER 29. GLOBAL ECONOMY, CULTURE, AND UNEQUAL ECOLOGICAL EXCHANGE IN LATE MODERNITY: THE IMPORTANCE OF FRACTAL INSTITUTIONAL PROCESSES IN ADDRESSING IMBALANCES  CHAPTER 30. THE SOCIOLOGY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A FOCUS ON COMMUNITIES  CHAPTER 31. THE FUTURE IN THE ECONOMY  Index

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Biography

Milan Zafirovski, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of North Texas, USA. His research interests are interdisciplinary encompassing sociology and economics and focusing on economic sociology and sociological economics