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SOCY 5559 Economic Sociology (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

What are markets and how do they work? Whereas economists tend to assume that markets are anonymous, and more or less universal, economic sociologists study how markets are shaped by other social structures, such as law, culture, and social networks. This advanced mixed graduate-undergraduate seminar examines these issues in readings from sociology, economics, anthropology, and history. Some specific themes covered include corporations, social networks, globalization, economic development, the role of race and gender in labor markets, how culture shapes consumption, and how markets and human emotions intersect and collide.


Instructor(s): Sarah Babb

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

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Last Updated: 21-May-14