By (author) Dr. Alan Aldridge
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Market by Dr. Alan Aldridge
Book Description"The Market" addresses one of the most controversial answers to the question, 'how is social order possible?' Ever since Adam Smith conceived the idea of an 'invisible hand', advocates of the market have argued that social cohesion, material prosperity and political vitality are best achieved not by central control and planning but by laissez-faire - the policy of non-intervention. In this book, Alan Aldridge guides readers through the complex interplay between analysis, description and ideology that characterizes social theorizing on the market. A distinctive feature of "The Market" is its emphasis on the role of culture in shaping the social reality of markets as perceived and experienced by people participating in them. Ideologies examined include: Market fundamentalism - the conviction that free markets are universally beneficial; Market populism - the assertion that the free market reflects the democratic will of the people; Economic 'man' - the notion that the main motive of our actions is to maximize our personal advantage; Globalism - the claim by neo-liberals that the global expansion of markets is irresistible, making political action irrelevant. "The Market" will be essential reading for students and researchers interested in the sociology of economic life, economic sociology and political economy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745632223
(220mm x 142mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dr. Alan Aldridge
Religion in the Contemporary World, Paperback (January 2013)
In the new edition of this widely praised text, Alan Aldridge examines the complex realities of religious belief, practice and institutions. Religion is a powerful and controversial force in the contemporary world, even in supposedly secular societies.
Essays on Professions, Hardback (January 2008)
A collection of essays by Robert Dingwall on professions, especially law and medicine. This book introduces the essays with a foreword from the author, who places the work in context and offers some thoughts about how the work might be used by scholars in developing the field.
Market, Paperback (August 2005)
* Concise introduction to the sociology of the market for upper-level undergraduates. * Covers relevant debates on market forms, social theories and critiques of markets, market failure, aspects of market behaviour, market ideologies, and the 'marketisation' of other sectors of social and public life.
Surveying the Social World, Paperback (September 2001)» View all books by Dr. Alan Aldridge
Presents a technique for gathering information and opinions from individuals, organizations and community groups. This book explains the potential of the survey method and the ways it can be used effectively when resources are limited.
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Author Biography - Dr. Alan Aldridge
Alan Aldridge is Reader in the Sociology of Culture at the University of Nottingham.
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