Economic Sociology

Economic Sociology

1st Edition - January 28, 1983

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  • Author: Arthur L. Stinchcombe
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261317

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Economic Sociology introduces the student to the main conceptions of economic sociology; illustrates the application of the concepts and theories of economic sociology; and critiques the growing literature that uses economic sociology in the explanation of macroscopic social phenomena, mostly deriving from the Marxist tradition. The book features chapters that discusses the ecological analysis of societies; how economic objectives get translated into requirements on social relations; the basic structure of claims on the flow of benefits from economic enterprises; the reproduction of relations of production; and the general problem of creating a set of roles for new generations to occupy in such a way as to reproduce the basic structure of the economic system, and the shaping of the flow of children's socialization and placement and of adult careers so that the roles will be filled. The text will be interesting to political scientists, economists, and historians.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    1. The Economic Sociology of Neo-Marxism

    The Sociology of the Enterprise in Marx

    Paige and Agricultural Enterprise

    Skocpol and Political Components of Modes of Production

    Immanuel Wallerstein and The World System

    Roles in the Enterprise and Social Class

    An Assessment of Neo-Marxism


    2. Ecology

    Environment and Society

    External Economies of Activities

    Access to An Environment

    Ecological Analysis of Activities

    Ecological Organization and Stratification

    Ecology of Karimojong Society

    Ecology of French Society

    Ecology of American Society

    Ecology and The Role of Nature in Economic Sociology

    3. Technology and Manipulation of the Environment

    The Social Impact of Technology

    Herding Technology in Karimoja

    Eighteenth-Century France: A Grain Technology With Imperial Ambitions

    The United States: Modern Technology With School-Taught Practitioners

    Technology and Social Structure

    General Components of Technology

    4. Economic Organization

    The Property System

    The Embedding of Property Rights in Administrative Systems

    The Social Structure of Labor Markets

    Division of Benefits

    Flows of Income


    Economic Organization of the Karimojong

    The Organization of Work in the Old Regime

    The Economic Organization of American Society

    Social Relations of Production

    5. Peopling the Social Structure

    Population Theory

    Social Continuity Among the Karimojong

    Agrarian Population Organization in Eighteenth-Century France

    Population and the Labor Force in American Society

    Population and Economy

    6. Toward A Theory of Modes of Production

    What Social Unit Has A Mode of Production?

    Concrete Social Formations

    An Excursus On Modes of Destruction

    Economics, Individual Motivations, and Institutional Variety

    Societal Variations in Class Relations



Product details

  • No. of pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1983
  • Published: January 28, 1983
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261317

About the Author

Arthur L. Stinchcombe

About the Editors

Charles Tilly

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Michigan, U.S.A.

Edward Shorter

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Toronto, Canada

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