economic sociology


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economic sociology

the sociological study of the relations between the ECONOMY and other social institutions. Rather than being a specialist area of study within the discipline, the sociological analysis of economic life has been a central concern within many forms of general sociology. It is a central concern, for example, in the work of major classical sociologists such as MARX, WEBER and DURKHEIM. More specialist areas of sociological inquiry in which economic questions are uppermost include ORGANIZATION THEORY, INDUSTRIAL SOCIOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY OF WORK.