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1st Edition - January 28, 1983
Author: Arthur L. Stinchcombe
Editors: Charles Tilly, Edward Shorter
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Economic Sociology introduces the student to the main conceptions of economic sociology; illustrates the application of the concepts and theories of economic sociology; and… Read more
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Economic Sociology introduces the student to the main conceptions of economic sociology; illustrates the application of the concepts and theories of economic sociology; and critiques the growing literature that uses economic sociology in the explanation of macroscopic social phenomena, mostly deriving from the Marxist tradition. The book features chapters that discusses the ecological analysis of societies; how economic objectives get translated into requirements on social relations; the basic structure of claims on the flow of benefits from economic enterprises; the reproduction of relations of production; and the general problem of creating a set of roles for new generations to occupy in such a way as to reproduce the basic structure of the economic system, and the shaping of the flow of children's socialization and placement and of adult careers so that the roles will be filled. The text will be interesting to political scientists, economists, and historians.
ContentsPreface 1. The Economic Sociology of Neo-Marxism The Sociology of the Enterprise in Marx Paige and Agricultural Enterprise Skocpol and Political Components of Modes of Production Immanuel Wallerstein and The World System Roles in the Enterprise and Social Class An Assessment of Neo-Marxism Outline 2. Ecology Environment and Society External Economies of Activities Access to An Environment Ecological Analysis of Activities Ecological Organization and Stratification Ecology of Karimojong Society Ecology of French Society Ecology of American Society Ecology and The Role of Nature in Economic Sociology 3. Technology and Manipulation of the Environment The Social Impact of Technology Herding Technology in Karimoja Eighteenth-Century France: A Grain Technology With Imperial Ambitions The United States: Modern Technology With School-Taught Practitioners Technology and Social Structure General Components of Technology 4. Economic Organization The Property System The Embedding of Property Rights in Administrative Systems The Social Structure of Labor Markets Division of Benefits Flows of Income Summary Economic Organization of the Karimojong The Organization of Work in the Old Regime The Economic Organization of American Society Social Relations of Production 5. Peopling the Social Structure Population Theory Social Continuity Among the Karimojong Agrarian Population Organization in Eighteenth-Century France Population and the Labor Force in American Society Population and Economy 6. Toward A Theory of Modes of Production What Social Unit Has A Mode of Production? Concrete Social Formations An Excursus On Modes of Destruction Economics, Individual Motivations, and Institutional Variety Societal Variations in Class Relations References Index