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The culture of markets

Author: Frederick F Wherry
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity, ©2012.
Series: Cultural sociology (Polity)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
What are the logics of pricing, and why do some pricing schemes defy standard economic expectations? What explains the different labor market outcomes of people who receive the same training from the same place and who have similar grades? Why do national governments issue statements about the countryʹs history and personality when developing economic policies, and why are struggles over the images pictured on money  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick F Wherry
ISBN: 9780745647449 0745647448 9780745647456 0745647456
OCLC Number: 773420388
Description: vii, 158 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Culture, markets, and economic life ----
1. The cultural roots of market demand ---
2. The cultural dimensions of market supply ---
3. The culture of money and prices ---
4. How to conduct cultural analyses of markets ----
Conclusion : toward a cultural sociolgy of markets.
Series Title: Cultural sociology (Polity)
Responsibility: Frederick F. Wherry.


Develops an exciting new cultural approach to the study of markets that helps to explain some of the puzzles and oddities in the way markets work. Reveals the important and implicit role that  Read more...
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"Fred Wherry elegantly introduces students to the cultural approach in economic sociology. Wearing his theoretical sophistication lightly, Wherry provides dozens of pithy illustrations from Read more...

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