Market, Capital and Culture: Intro to Economic Sociology
Economic sociology is one of the most vibrant fields within contemporary sociology, and many economic problems can be studied better by taking sociological considerations into account. This course provides an introduction to some exciting developments in the field. Topics include the problem of embeddedness, the issue of trust, varieties of capitalism, capitalism and the notion of strangers, and money as a cultural entity. Recommended for advanced graduate students. The course also helps students to prepare for the field exam in economic sociology.