Book review of “Schlüsselwerke der Wirtschaftssoziologie”

Andrea Mennicken (2018)

Economic Sociology – The European Electronic Newsletter 19(3), pp. 51-53

Review of Klaus Kraemer and Florian Brugger (eds) (2017): Schlüsselwerke der Wirtschaftssoziologie. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Excerpt: « In the past forty years or so, economic sociology has flourished as a field of study in its own right. Stimulated by the birth of “the new economic sociology” in the United States in the 1980s, the rise of the “economy of conventions” approach in France, and various returns to classical German economic sociological approaches (Marx, Weber, Sombart, Simmel), economic sociology has matured into a vibrant, internationally established sub-discipline with its own sections, study programmes, journals, and newsletters […]. The handbook also contains essays on the French regulation school (Boyer and Saillard), Bourdieu’s study of the social structure of the economy, Boltanski and Chiapello’s “New Spirit of Capitalism,” and overviews of key works from the “economy of conventions” research programme (Storper and Salais, Boltanski and Thévenot, Orléans, Eymard-Duvernay). »

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