Contemporary Economic Sociology
Globalization, Production, Inequality
By (author) Fran Tonkiss
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Contemporary Economic Sociology by Fran Tonkiss
Book DescriptionContemporary Economic Sociology closely examines critical and contemporary issues in the sociology of economic life. Bringing together a range of theoretical perspectives, Fran Tonkiss examines major shifts in the organization of economy and society - from the politics of globalization to the cultural economy, social exclusion and the 'end' of class. This new volume is organized around three core themes (globalization, production and inequality) and answers the questions: * how are transnational processes re-making contemporary economies? * can capitalist globalization be governed or resisted? * do class relations still shape people's social identities? * how can we think about inequality in national and international contexts? Key changes in each of these domains raise new challenges for analyzing social and economic relations, power, agency and identity. Setting these changes in a transnational context, this book examines how these issues are being re-shaped in contemporary societies, and explores competing frameworks for understanding such changes. Drawing on arguments from economic sociology, politics and policy studies, political economy and critical geography, the text focuses on both conceptual approaches to the social study of the economy, and trans-national processes of social and economic restructuring. The arguments provide a critical overview of current concerns for economic sociology, and extend the boundaries of the discipline to a new set of questions. The text is particularly relevant to undergraduate and graduate students and scholars in the fields of economic and political sociology, politics and government, geography, economics and international relations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415300933
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Who makes our cities, and what part do everyday users have in the design of cities? This book powerfully shows that city-making is a social process and examines the close relationship between the social and physical shaping of urban environments.
Contemporary Economic Sociology, Paperback (April 2006)
Bringing together a range of theoretical perspectives, this work examines major shifts in the organization of economy and society - from the politics of globalization to the cultural economy, social exclusion and the 'end' of class. It is organized around three core themes such as globalization, production and inequality.
Space, the City and Social Theory, Hardback (January 2006)
Space, the City and Social Theory offers a clear and critical account of key approaches to cities and urban space within social theory and analysis.
Market Society, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Fran Tonkiss
Market Society provides an original and accessible review of changing conceptions of the market in modern social thought. The book considers markets as social institutions rather than simply formal models, arguing that modern ideas of the market are based on critical notions of social order, social action and social relations.
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Author Biography - Fran Tonkiss
Fran Tonkiss is Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the author of Space, the City and Social Theory (Polity, 2005), the co-author of Market Society (Polity, 2001), and the co-editor of Trust and Civil Society (Macmillan, 2000).
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