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The laws of the markets / edited by Michel Callon.

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: Sociological review monographPublication details: Blackwell, 1997.ISBN:
  • 0631206086
DDC classification:
  • 330.122 21
Contents:
Introduction: The embeddedness of economic markets in economics / Michel Callon -- The proliferation of social currencies / Viviana A. Zelizer -- Markets as cultures: an ethnographic approach / Mitchel Y. Abolafia -- Efficiency, culture, and politics: the transformation of Japanese management in 1946-1966 / Bai Gao -- Recombinant property in East European capitalism / David Stark -- The making of an industry: electricity in the United States / Mark Granovetter and Patrick McGuire -- The margins of accounting / Peter Miller -- Another discipline for the market economy: marketing as a performative knowledge and know-how for capitalism / Franck Cochoy -- The unlikely encounter between economics and a market: the case of the cement industry / Herve Dumez and Alain Jeunemaitre -- An essay on framing and overflowing: economic externalities revisited by sociology / Michel Callon.
Summary: With the collapse of the planned economies of Eastern Europe, the market is extending its reach and at the same time claiming its universal applicability. But this is occuring while paradoxically it is becoming more difficult to define 'the market'. The authors, all outstanding scholars in the booming field of socio-economics, explore how concrete markets are built up and stabilized. They give answers to questions such as the following: How are entities, material or nonmaterial, human or nonhuman, transformed into commodities? How are economic behaviours shaped by institutional arrangements? Is it possible to characterize the role of the social sciences and in particular of economics in performing markets and in enforcing rational behaviours?
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Includes bibliographies and index.

Introduction: The embeddedness of economic markets in economics / Michel Callon -- The proliferation of social currencies / Viviana A. Zelizer -- Markets as cultures: an ethnographic approach / Mitchel Y. Abolafia -- Efficiency, culture, and politics: the transformation of Japanese management in 1946-1966 / Bai Gao -- Recombinant property in East European capitalism / David Stark -- The making of an industry: electricity in the United States / Mark Granovetter and Patrick McGuire -- The margins of accounting / Peter Miller -- Another discipline for the market economy: marketing as a performative knowledge and know-how for capitalism / Franck Cochoy -- The unlikely encounter between economics and a market: the case of the cement industry / Herve Dumez and Alain Jeunemaitre -- An essay on framing and overflowing: economic externalities revisited by sociology / Michel Callon.

With the collapse of the planned economies of Eastern Europe, the market is extending its reach and at the same time claiming its universal applicability. But this is occuring while paradoxically it is becoming more difficult to define 'the market'. The authors, all outstanding scholars in the booming field of socio-economics, explore how concrete markets are built up and stabilized. They give answers to questions such as the following: How are entities, material or nonmaterial, human or nonhuman, transformed into commodities? How are economic behaviours shaped by institutional arrangements? Is it possible to characterize the role of the social sciences and in particular of economics in performing markets and in enforcing rational behaviours?