Economic Sociology

Economic sociology studies both the social effects and the social causes of various economic phenomena. The field can be broadly divided into a classical period and a contemporary one. The classical period was concerned particularly with modernity and its constituent aspects (rationalisation, secularisation, urbanisation, social stratification, and so on). As sociology arose primarily as a reaction to capitalist modernity, economics played a role in much classic sociological inquiry. The specific term "economic sociology" was first coined by William Stanley Jevons in 1879, later to be used in the works of Émile Durkheim, Max Weber and Georg Simmel between 1890 and 1920. Weber's work regarding the relationship between economics and religion and the cultural "disenchantment" of the modern West is perhaps most iconic of the approach set forth in the classic period of economic sociology.

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Academic Associations of Economic Sociology
... The Global Academic Community of Economic Sociology and Political Economy (ESPE) is the main online platform (which is based on Facebook and Twitter) that gathers more than 4100 ... The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) is considered as the central international academic association whose members closely involved in social ... The American Sociological Association's Economic Sociology section became a permanent Section in January 2001 and presently it has more than 400 members ...
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