Economic sociology examines the social underpinnings of money and markets. It’s fun, and all the kids are doing it!
I’m an Associate Professor of Economic Sociology at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. For more about me and my work, click here.
Here’s a short summary of the field from my recent book, Pop Finance (2008, Princeton University Press):
But also check out these “Greatest Hits of Economic Sociology:”
- “The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte,” by Karl Marx
- Marx and Engels’ “The Communist Manifesto”
- Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation
- “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism,” by Max Weber
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Ashley — July 29, 2010
Brooke, Your posts are great. I stumbled upon your blog looking for inspiration to teach sociology of work and economy to my intro class. Thumbing through your entries, I found several examples that helped me to bring the material home for the students (particularly your entries related to the Pepsi challenge and taxes). Thanks & Cheers!