Market Society surveys a complex field of ideas in a clear and comprehensive manner. In this way it seeks to extend economic sociology beyond a critique of mainstream economics, and to engage more broadly with social, political and cultural theory.
The book explores historical approaches to the emergence of a modern market society, as well as major approaches to the market within modern economic theory and sociology. It addresses key arguments in economic sociology and anthropology, the relation between markets and states, and critical and cultural theories of market rationality. It concludes with a discussion of markets and culture in a late modern context.
This wide–ranging text will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students in sociology, economic theory and history, politics, social and political theory, anthropology and cultural studies.
1. The Emergence of Market Society.
2. Markets and Economic Order.
3. Rationality, The Individual and Social Order.
4. Markets and Social Structures.
5. States and Markets.
6. Commerce and Culture.
7.The Cultural Turn.
Conclusion: Markets versus Market Society.