Readings in Economic Sociology

Readings in Economic Sociology

Editor(s): Nicole Woolsey Biggart

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631228615

Online ISBN: 9780470755679

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755679

About this Book

These articles, over thirty in total, reflect the best and latest thought in the exciting field of economic sociology. Beginning with the foundation of Smith, Marx, Engels and Polanyi, the volume gathers some of the best writings by economic sociologists that consider national and world economies as both products and influences of society.


  • Contains over twenty articles by classical and contemporary economic social theorists.
  • Covers important topics on economic action, states, and markets.
  • Includes insightful editorial introductions and further reading suggestions.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Foundational Statements

  2. Part II: Economic Action

  3. Part III: Capitalist States and Globalizing Markets

  4. Part IV: Economic Culture and the Culture of the Economy

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