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On the Social Structure of Markets: A Review and Assessment in the Perspective of the New Institutional Economics

Rudolf Richter

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter deals with the claim of sociologists that the social structure of markets matters for their performance. ‘Social structure’ is understood as ‘structure of social relationships between ... More


Constraints on Social Networks

Sam G. B. Roberts

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

In both modern humans and non-human primates, time and cognitive constraints place an upper bound on the number of social relationships an individual can maintain at a given level of intensity. ... More


Social Relationships and Dependency

Frank Lovett

in A General Theory of Domination and Justice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579419
eISBN:
9780191722837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579419.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that domination should be understood structurally, as a condition experienced by persons or groups when they are related to other persons or groups in a particular way. One of the ... More


Sooty Faces and Elysian Shades: Social Identities and Social Relations

David Levine and Keith Wrightson

in The Making of an Industrial Society: Whickham 1560-1765

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198200666
eISBN:
9780191674761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200666.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores those aspects of Whickham's social development that up to now have been pushed to the margins of our story. For the industrial development of Whickham and its environs involved ... More


Life course influences on women’s social relationships at midlife

Nadine F. Marks and Kristy Ashleman

in A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192632890
eISBN:
9780191723629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews evidence documenting how the structure and quality of women's social relationships change from childhood to middle adulthood; considering how biological, psychological, and ... More


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

Daniel K. Finn (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199858354
eISBN:
9780199949472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858354.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Caritas in veritate (Charity in Truth) is the “social” encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, one of many papal encyclicals over the last 120 years that address economic life. This volume ... More


Reflective Values

Valerie Tiberius

in The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins by outlining a philosophical account of value commitments and reflective values that highlights the importance of stability, justification, and experience. This account is ... More


Autonomy and Social Relationships: Rethinking the Feminist Critique

Marilyn Friedman

in Autonomy, Gender, Politics

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195138504
eISBN:
9780199785902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138503.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter surveys prominent feminist writings that call for a relational conception of autonomy and that criticize the philosophical mainstream for lacking such an account. It shows that prominent ... More


Social Life

Marion A. Kaplan

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0019
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows that although relationships with other Jews took up the majority of Jewish social life, Jews found themselves more integrated than at any time in German history. Many of their ... More


Families and Their Ghosts

William S. Sax

in God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A truism of ethnology is that death rituals and related practices are oriented more toward the living than the dead; that they seek to re-organize social relationships that have been damaged by the ... More


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