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The New Economic Sociology:
A Reader
Edited by Frank Dobbin

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix
CHAPTER 1
The Sociological View of the Economy
Frank Dobbin 1
INSTITUTIONS
CHAPTER 2
From The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber 49
CHAPTER 3
Institutionalized Organizations: Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony by John W. Meyer and Brian Rowan 86
CHAPTER 4
The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields by Paul J.DiMaggio and Walter W. Powell 111
CHAPTER 5
From Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children by Viviana A. Zelizer 135
CHAPTER 6
The Social Construction of Organizations and Markets: The Comparative Analysis of Business Recipes by Richard Whitley 162
CHAPTER 7
The Declineand Fall of the Conglomerate Firm in the 1980s: The Deinstitutionalization of an Organizational Form by Gerald F. Davis, Kristina A. Diekmann, and Catherine H. Tinsley 188
NETWORKS
CHAPTER 8
From The Division of Labor in Society by Émile Durkheim 227
CHAPTER 9
Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of Embeddedness by Mark Granovetter 245
CHAPTER 10
Embeddedness and Immigration: Notes on the Social Determinants of Economic Action by Alejandro Portes and Julia Sensenbrenner 274
CHAPTER 11
A Structural Approach to Markets by Eric M. Leifer and Harrison C. White 302
CHAPTER 12
From Structural Holes: The Social Structure of Competition by Ronald S. Burt 325
CHAPTER 13
Embeddedness in the Making of Financial Capital: How Social Relations and Networks Benefit Firms Seeking Financing by Brian Uzzi 349
POWER CHAPTER 14
From The German Ideology by Karl Marx 387
CHAPTER 15
From The Transformation of Corporate Control by Neil Fligstein 407
CHAPTER 16
From Socializing Capital: The Rise of the Large Industrial Corporation in America by William G. Roy 433
CHAPTER 17
From City of Capital: Politics and Markets in the English Financial Revolution by Bruce G. Carruthers 457
COGNITION
CHAPTER 18
From The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life by Émile Durkheim 485
CHAPTER 19
From The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge by Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann 496
CHAPTER 20
From Organizations: Cognitive Limits on Rationality by James G. March and Herbert A. Simon 518
CHAPTER 21
From Sensemaking in Organizations by Karl E. Weick 533
INDEX 553

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