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  • Beyond the Marketby Jens Beckert; Barbara Harshav

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 81.90

    Beyond the Market launches a sociological investigation into economic efficiency. Prevailing economic theory, which explains efficiency using formalized rational choice models, often simplifies human behavior to the point of distortion. Jens Beckert finds such theory to be particularly weak in explaining such crucial forms of economic behavior... more...

  • International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociologyby Jens Beckert; Milan Zafirovski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 76.95

    The International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology is the first encyclopedia in the field and a timely response to the surge of interest in economic sociology over the last 30 years. Economic Sociology deals with the multiple and complex relations between economy and society. In particular, it focuses on the impact of social, political and cultural... more...

  • The Worth of Goodsby Jens Beckert; Patrik Aspers

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 52.99

    Drawing on theory and empirical research, this interdisciplinary book brings together leading social scientists to examine how prices are set and how values emerge inside and outside of markets, which have become the central force in the contemporary economy. more...

  • Constructing Qualityby Jens Beckert; Christine Musselin

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 97.99

    This book explores how value and quality are established in markets and society by means of a series of empirical studies across a diverse set of topics. It contributes to the sociology of markets, as well as connecting to the larger issue of the constitution of social order through classification. more...

  • The Architecture of Illegal Marketsby Jens Beckert; Matías Dewey

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 74.99

    This book makes a contribution to understanding the structure of markets on which such illegal transactions occur. The authors apply the tools of economic sociology to develop conceptual frames allowing to understand the organization of such markets and present case studies that provide insights into the illegal side of the economy. more...

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