Article ID: CBB000773670

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

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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
Journals
History of the Human Sciences
Journal of Classical Sociology
History of European Ideas
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Revista Catalana de Sociologia
Physis: Rivista Intemazionale di Storia della Scienza
Publishers
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
Concepts
Sociology
Academic disciplines
Economics
Discipline formation
Social sciences
Psychology
People
Parsons, Talcott
Durkheim, Émile
Garfinkel, Harold
Weber, Max
Goffman, Erving
Boulding, Kenneth Ewart
Places
United States
Greece
North Carolina (U.S.)
France
Times
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
21st century
Ancient
Institutions
University of Chicago
American Sociological Association
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelon
Harvard University
Princeton University
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