Market Society: History, Theory, Practice

Market Society: History, Theory, Practice

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Benjamin Spies-Butcher
Cambridge University Press, 4/19/2012
EAN 9780521184908, ISBN10: 0521184908

Paperback, 280 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

Market Society: History, Theory, Practice explores the social basis of economic life, from the emergence of market society in feudal England to the complex and interwoven markets of modern capitalist society. This lively and accessible book draws upon a variety of theories to examine the social structures at the heart of capitalist economies. It considers how capitalism is constituted, the institutions that regulate economic processes in market society and the experience of living in contemporary market societies. Market Society: History, Theory, Practice provides students of both political economy and economic sociology with a more nuanced understanding of how markets and people interact and how this relationship has influenced the nature and structure of modern economies.

1. Introducing market society
Part I. Constituting Market Society
2. Production, value, and commodification
3. Growth, accumulation, and crisis
4. Inequality, distribution, and conflict
Part II. Regulating Market Society
5. States, politics, and welfare
6. Markets, risk, and globalisation
7. Firms, corporations, and competition
Part III. Living Market Society
8. Work, consumption, and quality of life
9. Family, environment, and sustainability
10. Civil society, community, and participation.