Economy and Society

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Economy and Society

Fall 2019

Taught By: Jens Beckert

Section: A

CRN: 7036

Credits: 3

Economic sociology has developed into one of the most vibrant fields of sociology. The field sets out to investigate economic behavior, the operation of markets, and the development of economic institutions from the perspective of sociology. It brings culture, networks, social norms, institutions, and politics to the center of the understanding of the economy. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with major theories, approaches, and topics that contribute to our understanding of the interrelations between economy and society. The readings range from works of classical sociology to contemporary analyses of financial markets. Introducing European and American scholarship, the course will pay attention to the micro level of decision making as well as to the macro-development of capitalism.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (GSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:07pm 1/26/2020 EST