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Economy and Society
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Fligstein, Neil. 2010. “Economy and Society”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Economic sociology is concerned with all aspects of material life. This includes the organization of production and consumption. Households, labor markets, firms, and product markets are legitimate objects of study. Economic sociology is not just concerned with markets as a mechanism of allocation, but how others, like reciprocity (people engaged in...

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Economic Sociology
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College 200

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