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وصف كتب مصر
As financial markets have assumed increasing prominence in societies, economic
sociology's insights into their operations have provided some of the most
cogent explanations of how they affect our world.
The book systematically surveys the most important sociological approaches to
markets, taking information as the key concept in the analysis of transactions.
It examines the differences between economic and sociological concepts of
information, showing how the latter can ground a genuinely sociological
research programme in the investigation of markets. This is the first book to
bring together and discuss different approaches to markets in contemporary
economic sociology with respect to the links between information and
Structured on a scale which goes from the analysis of economic exchanges as
social interactions to the examination of social institutions which support
global markets, the book highlights the social and cultural factors shaping the
production, diffusion, and uses of economic information. Based on a systematic
discussion of the latest research on economic interactions, the book
investigates how information is constituted in market transactions; the role
played by emotions; the role of shared cognitive frameworks in shaping
information. It integrates the analysis of economic groups, networks, and
communities with that of forms of economic expertise, technologies,
organizations, and institutions which constitute markets.
The book analyzes the social structures supporting market transactions,
discussing networks of social relationships, groups, and market communities
with respect to information. It shows how newer concepts like performativity,
with several versions and applications, contribute to a better understanding of
market dynamics. Using examples, the book discusses the increased technological
complexity of markets and its consequences with respect to how information is
processed in transactions.