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How Culture Matters: Culture, Market, and Globalization

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This concluding chapter includes three parts. First, it addresses the questions raised in the Introduction. It elaborates how, on the one hand, Chinese concepts of life and death as shared ideas and ... More


Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Based on an extensive ethnography of the emergence of commercial life insurance in China, this book examines how culture impacts economic practice. It details how a Chinese life insurance market is ... More


Introduction

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0000
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The life insurance business has been growing rapidly in China in recent years, despite complaints by insurance sales agents about the local public’s resistance to discussing death or misfortune. This ... More


Markets and Government

Daniel K. Finn

in The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life: An Extension and Critique of Caritas in Veritate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199858354
eISBN:
9780199949472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858354.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a robust examination of Pope Benedict’s approach to the relation of markets and government. The following essays are presented: The Vitality of Markets by Michael Novak, ... More


Conclusion

Landon R. Y. Storrs

in The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter argues that the civil servants described here saw themselves as defenders, not betrayers, of fundamental American values such as egalitarianism and democracy. Not only does ... More


Market and Thought: Meditations on the Political and Biopolitical

Brett Levinson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223848
eISBN:
9780823235421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223848.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores the possibilities for a genuinely radical critique of globalized culture and politics—at a time when intellectuals and non-intellectuals alike struggle to understand the ... More


Introduction: Whose News?

Joseph E. Uscinski

in The People's News: Media, Politics, and the Demands of Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760338
eISBN:
9780814762868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760338.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter briefly examines the impact of market demands on the news consumed by Americans. It looks at economic markets as the source of the problem. Although journalists may not ... More


Conclusion

Mary A. O’Sullivan

in Dividends of Development: Securities Markets in the History of U.S. Capitalism, 1866-1922

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199584444
eISBN:
9780191830266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584444.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

The conclusion returns to the big questions that animate the book, drawing out what it tells about the timing, the operation, and the dynamics of the US securities markets. It argues that seeing the ... More


Economic Markets and the Rise of Interactive Agencements: From Prosthetic Agencies to Habilitated Agencies

Michel Callon

in Living in a Material World: Economic Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162524
eISBN:
9780262281607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162524.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses the modalities and effects of the contribution of markets as networks to the process of individualization, and characterizes the functioning and constitution of the ... More


Nordic family policies: constructing contexts for social work with families

Guðný Björk Eydal and Teppo Kröger

in Social work and child welfare politics: Through Nordic lenses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424068
eISBN:
9781447303534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter first discusses the development and main features of Nordic family laws. An overview of family structures and of the economic labour market and social conditions of families with ... More


Innovation Policy as Creating Markets, Not Only Fixing Them: Implications for Complexity Theory

Mariana Mazzucato

in Complexity and Evolution: Toward a New Synthesis for Economics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035385
eISBN:
9780262337717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035385.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Successful innovation policies are those that actively create and shape markets, not only fix them. In the past this has been achieved through “mission-oriented” policies aimed not at fixing market ... More


Economic Conditions Cue Evolutionary Challenges: When a Recession is More Than Just a Recession

Jeff Gassen and Sarah E Hill

in Socio-Economic Environment and Human Psychology: Social, Ecological, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190492908
eISBN:
9780190879853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492908.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Changes in economic markets play an important role in cuing developmental programs, cognitions, and social behaviors that would have helped promote survival and reproductive success during times of ... More


Communications Under the Seas: The Evolving Cable Network and Its Implications

Bernard Finn and Daqing Yang (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012867
eISBN:
9780262255059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012867.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the end of the twentieth century, fiber-optic technology had made possible a worldwide communications system of breathtaking speed and capacity. This network is the latest evolution of ... More


Conclusion

Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta

in Religion and Modernity: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801665
eISBN:
9780191840302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801665.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Conclusion to Part II recaps the most important outcomes of the study so far which can be summarized as follows: The decline in the significance of the religious is closely connected to the ... More


Key Questions and Methodological Preliminaries

Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta

in Religion and Modernity: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801665
eISBN:
9780191840302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801665.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 outlines the key questions of the book and the methodology that the book uses to deal with these questions. The questions are as follows: 1. To what extent are functional differentiation ... More


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