Article ID: CBB000773670

Economic Sociology as a Strange Other to Both Sociology and Economics (2007)


Finch, John (Author)

History of the Human Sciences
Volume: 20, no. 2
Issue: 2
Pages: 123-140

Publication Date: 2007
Edition Details: Part of a special issue: “Sociology and Its Strange “Others””
Language: English

Economic sociologists have developed and applied theories and concepts in close connection with broadly economic phenomena, including, recently, embeddedness and actor network theory. Key to these theories is understandings of action given uncertainty in which actors develop calculative capabilities, and an emphasis on markets with boundaries and interstices as essential properties. This article reflects upon the connections between Parsons' and Smelser's economic sociology and that of contemporary authors including Granovetter, Callon and White. As a strange other to economics and to sociology, economic sociology can develop research questions in considering arbitrage generally, rather than only restricted to financial markets.

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Authors & Contributors
Fontaine, Philippe
Backhouse, Roger E.
Abbott, Andrew
Kim, Kwang-ki
Tribe, Keith
Pollock, Griselda
History of the Human Sciences
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History of European Ideas
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Revista Catalana de Sociologia
Physis: Rivista Intemazionale di Storia della Scienza
Cambridge University Press
University of Chicago Press
State University of New York Press
New School for Social Research
York University (Canada)
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Academic disciplines
Discipline formation
Social sciences
Parsons, Talcott
Durkheim, Émile
Garfinkel, Harold
Weber, Max
Goffman, Erving
Boulding, Kenneth Ewart
United States
North Carolina (U.S.)
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
21st century
University of Chicago
American Sociological Association
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelon
Harvard University
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