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Circuits within Capitalism

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter challenges the widespread assumption that markets ipso facto undercut solidarity-sustaining personal relations. It offers an alternative to the conventional account of interplay between ... More


Transposition and Refunctionality: The Birth of Partnership Systems in Renaissance Florence

John F. Padgett

in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter asserts that the organizational genesis mechanism behind the emergence of the Renaissance Florentine partnership systems was “transposition and refunctionality.” Transposition in this ... More


The Politics of Communist Economic Reform: Soviet Union and China

John F. Padgett

in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter compares the political, economic, and social-network dynamics of major economic reform campaigns within communism itself by Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, ... More


Middle-Class Respectability in Twenty-First-Century America: Work and Lifestyle in the Professional-Managerial Stratum

Steven Brint and Kristopher Proctor

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter surveys the economic, work, and lifestyle habits of the “professional-managerial” class—those strata of citizens who have traditionally been thrift's most consistent and enthusiastic ... More


Disputing Abundance: The Antiglobalization Protest Movement and Our Changing Natural Imaginary

Joshua J. Yates

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0022
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter shows how the rhetoric of thrift in the antiglobalization protest movement serves as an illuminating backdrop against which to trace another surprising reformulation of thrift in the ... More


Introduction: The Question of Thrift

James Davison Hunter

Joshua J. Yates (ed.)

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the renewed importance of the concept of thrift in American consciousness in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. It then presents ... More


Spectacular Cities: Religion, Landscape, and the Dialectics of Globalization

Ipsita Chatterjee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199465132
eISBN:
9780199086825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465132.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Economic Sociology

Globalization is a much talked about subject in academic and non-academic circles; hence plenty has been written to understand it, describe it, and find conceptual tools to explain it. However, ... More


The Disrupted Workplace: Time and the Moral Order of Flexible Capitalism

Benjamin H. Snyder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190203498
eISBN:
9780190203535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Economic Sociology

The 21st century workplace compels Americans to be more flexible. To embrace change, work with unpredictable schedules, be available 24/7, and take charge of one’s own career. What are the wider ... More


Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Kevin Farnsworth and Zoe Irving (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428288
eISBN:
9781447305521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428288.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

There is no precedent to the 2008 economic crisis or its aftermath. The world's most important financial centres all but collapsed under its weight. And some of the world's largest financial ... More


Varieties of crisis

Kevin Farnsworth and Zoë Irving

in Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428288
eISBN:
9781447305521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428288.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The current financial crisis has major implications for welfare states. Governments face mounting levels of debt and fiscal black holes, companies face falling demand and limited liquidity to sustain ... More


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