Economic sociology examines the social underpinnings of money and markets. It’s fun, and all the kids are doing it!
Here’s a short summary of the field from my recent book, Pop Finance (2008, Princeton University Press):
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But also check out these “Greatest Hits of Economic Sociology:”
- “The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte,” by Karl Marx
- Marx and Engels’ “The Communist Manifesto”
- Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation
- “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism,” by Max Weber