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Re-Imagining Economic Sociology$
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Patrik Aspers and Nigel Dodd

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198748465

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748465.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Re-Imagining Economic Sociology
Author(s):

Patrik Aspers

Nigel Dodd

Ellinor Anderberg

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748465.003.0001

The Introduction discusses economic sociology with a focus on its theory, offering a historical account of development of new economic sociology in the light of sociology, and classic economic sociology. Although the “new” economic sociology developed since the 1980s is one of the most vibrant sub-fields of sociology, there is a long tradition of sociologists studying the economy and engaging critically with classical and neoclassical economic thought. The field of economic sociology is presented as central for developing new theory in the social sciences, with network theory as its clearest example. The text argues that the theoretical “toolkit” of new economic sociology has been informed by two fundamental propositions: first, that economic action is embedded in social structure and/or other variants, such as political processes and cultural practices; and, second, that the economic system is embedded in society.

Keywords:   classic sociology, economic sociology, economics, historical development, history of ideas, theory, the sociology of economic life

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