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Society and Economy

Framework and Principles

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$42.00 • £33.95 • €38.00

ISBN 9780674975217

Publication Date: 02/27/2017


256 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


A summing up of a lifetime’s work in economic sociology… Brings to mind an earlier age in social science with books like Max Weber’s Economy and Society and Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation… A wide-ranging and deeply thought through book.—Sanjeev Goyal, Journal of Economic Literature

This book represents not only a long-awaited statement by the leading figure in one of the most vibrant subfields of sociology, but also a major contribution to the social sciences as a whole. Always a masterful writer, Granovetter is in rare form here, giving the book an almost ‘impossible-to-put-down’ quality. This is the most important work ever published in the field of economic sociology. It should be read by anyone with an interest in social theory, and social life in general.—Mark Mizruchi, University of Michigan

This long awaited book by one of the founders of the New Economic Sociology builds conceptual grounds for a sociological perspective of the economy. Focusing on the role of norms, trust, power, and institutions for the workings of the economy, Society and Economy is an impressive synthesizing statement that will help structure future research. Based on discussions covering a staggering range of scholarship, Granovetter’s book demonstrates the crucial importance of social structures for economic organization. One can only hope that it will reach a broad and interdisciplinary audience.—Jens Beckert, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

Breathtaking in scope and insight.—William Ocasio, Northwestern University

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