The New Sociology of Economic Behaviour
By (author) Ralph Fevre
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New Sociology of Economic Behaviour by Ralph Fevre
Book DescriptionWhat are the solid achievements of the sociology of economic behavior? What have been the main failures and omissions? How will the subject develop? In this assured and timely volume, the author demonstrates how the sociology of economic behavior was hijacked by the economic sociology which grew out of Parsons' interpretation of Weber. This development meant that the moral considerations of classical sociology only received attention as means to economic ends. Economic sociology is based on insupportable assumptions about the power of economic rationality which also obscures the political nature of economic behavior. The book seeks to revitalize the classical approach and introduces students to the essential ideas in the field. It also shows researchers and graduate students how to make use of concepts like demoralization, cheap labor, dignity at work and a fair day's pay to develop critiques of current economic arrangements.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761966630
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ralph Fevre
Dead White Men and Other Important People, Paperback (March 2016)
This is a textbook with a twist. Written as a novel, from the perspective of Mila, a student new to sociology, it is a brilliantly engaging introduction to the discipline and the fundamental questions that have bothered the most important sociological thinkers.
Trouble at Work, Paperback (January 2014)» View all books by Ralph Fevre
Trouble at Work addresses the apparent rise in workplace harassment and bullying in recent years. Drawing on extensive surveys and in-depth data, this book is a comprehensive study of troubles in the workplace, looking across many areas of employment.
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