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Swedberg, Richard

Works: 179 works in 762 publications in 7 languages and 20,889 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Interviews  Biography  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Translator, Compiler, Contributor, Thesis advisor, pre
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Most widely held works by Richard Swedberg
The handbook of economic sociology by Neil J Smelser( Book )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here more than forty contributors examine the theoretical and empirical evolution of economic sociology; the social foundations of modern economic organizations; the interaction of economic factors with schools, the family, law, religion, work, and other institutions; and economic systems in historical, cross-cultural, and political perspectives. With the burgeoning of the field in the last decade, a definitive account is long overdue. Original and far-reaching, The Handbook of Economic Sociology provides a state-of-the-art overview that will appeal not only to sociologists and economists, but to all scholars who are interested in the impact of economics on the lives of people and nations
Tocqueville's political economy by Richard Swedberg( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Tocqueville's Political Economy, Richard Swedburg shows that Alexis de Tocqueville had a highly original and suggestive approach to economics - one that still has much to teach us today." "Through careful readings of Tocqueville's two major books and many of his other writings, Swedburg lays bare Tocqueville's ingenious way of thinking about major economic phenomena. When examined together, Swedburg argues, these books and other writings constitute an interesting alternative model of economic thinking, as well as a major contribution to political economy that deserves a place in contemporary discussions about the social effects of economics"--Jacket
Living in a material world : economic sociology meets science and technology studies by Trevor Pinch( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the intersection of economic sociology and science and technology studies through the idea of materiality
A Weberian analysis of business groups and financial markets : trade relations in Taiwan and South Korea and some major stock exchanges by Sandro Segre( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral economy, as a set of rules which regulate market transactions, has been the object of much research and debate, both in recent years and amongst classical sociological authors. Weber in particular examined the rules of the moral economy in the financial markets, and this volume sheds light on his contribution to the subject
The Max Weber dictionary : key words and central concepts by Richard Swedberg( )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Max Weber is one of the world's most important social scientists, but he is also one of the most notoriously difficult to understand. This revised, updated, and expanded edition of The Max Weber Dictionary reflects up-to-the-moment threads of inquiry and introduces the most recent translations and references. Additionally, the authors include new entries designed to help researchers use Weber's ideas in their own work; they illuminate how Weber himself thought theorizing should occur and how he went about constructing a theory. More than an elementary dictionary, however, this work makes a contribution to the general culture and legacy of Weber's work. In addition to entries on broad topics like religion, law, and the West, the completed German definitive edition of Weber's work (Max Weber Gesamtausgabe) necessitated a wealth of new entries and added information on topics like pragmatism and race and racism. Every entry in the dictionary delves into Weber scholarship and acts as a point of departure for discussion and research. As such, this book will be an invaluable resource to general readers, students, and scholars alike"--Provided by publisher
Max Weber and the idea of economic sociology by Richard Swedberg( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While most people are familiar with The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, few know that during the last decade of his life Max Weber (1864-1920) also tried to develop a new way of analyzing economic phenomena, which he termed "economic sociology." Indeed, this effort occupies the central place in Weber's thought during the years just before his death. Richard Swedberg here offers a critical presentation and the first major study of this fascinating part of Weber's work. Swedberg furthermore discusses similarities and differences between Weber's economic sociology and present-day thinking on the same topic. In addition, the author shows how economic sociology has recently gained greater credibility as economists and sociologists have begun to collaborate in studying problems of organizations, political structures, social problems, and economic culture more generally. Swedberg's book will be sure to further this new cooperation
Theorizing in social science : the context of discovery by Richard Swedberg( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All social scientists learn the celebrated theories and frameworks of their predecessors, using them to inform their own research and observations. But before there can be theory, there must be theorizing. Theorizing in Social Science introduces the reader to the next generation of theory construction and suggests useful ways for creating social theory. What makes certain types of theories creative, and how does one go about theorizing in a creative way? The contributors to this landmark collection-top social scientists in the fields of sociology, economics, and management-d
The art of social theory by Richard Swedberg( )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, is how to actually theorize. The Art of Social Theory is a practical guide to doing just that. In this one-of-a-kind user's manual for social theorists, Richard Swedberg explains how theorizing occurs in what he calls the context of discovery, a process in which the researcher gathers preliminary data and thinks creatively about it using tools such as metaphor, analogy, and typology. He guides readers through each step of the theorist's art, from observation and naming to concept formation and explanation. To theorize well, you also need a sound knowledge of existing social theory. Swedberg introduces readers to the most important theories and concepts, and discusses how to go about mastering them. If you can think, you can also learn to theorize. This book shows you how. Concise and accessible, The Art of Social Theory features helpful examples throughout, and also provides practical exercises that enable readers to learn through doing."--Publ. descr
The Sociology of economic life by Mark S Granovetter( Book )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and German and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the only reader in economic sociology in English that contains high quality material, which has been hand-picked for the audience. In recent years, sociologists have taken up a fruitful examination of such institutions as capital, labor and product markets, industrial organization, and stock exchanges. In this book, editors Granovetter and Swedberg incorporate classic and contemporary readings in economic sociology as well as offerings from related disciplines to provide students with a broad understanding of the dimensions of economic life. A major introduction by the editors traces the history of thought in the field and assesses recent advances and future trends. This second edition has been revised and updated, and it contains a number of new readings. In recent years, sociologists have taken up a fruitful examination of such institutions as capital, labor and product markets, industrial organization, and stock exchanges. Compared to earlier traditions of economic sociology, recent work shows more interest in phenomena usually studied exclusively by economists. At the same time, recent work challenges the adequacy of the neoclassical model. In The Sociology of Economic
Interest by Richard Swedberg( )

16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of economic sociology by Richard Swedberg( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last fifteen years have witnessed an explosion in the popularity, creativity, and productiveness of economic sociology, an approach that traces its roots back to Max Weber. This important new text offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of economic sociology. It also advances the field theoretically by highlighting, in one analysis, the crucial economic roles of both interests and social relations. Richard Swedberg describes the field's critical insights into economic life, giving particular attention to the effects of culture on economic phenomena and the ways that economic actions are embedded in social structures. He examines the full range of economic institutions and explicates the relationship of the economy to politics, law, culture, and gender. Swedberg notes that sociologists too often fail to properly emphasize the role that self-interested behavior plays in economic decisions, while economists frequently underestimate the importance of social relations. Thus, he argues that the next major task for economic sociology is to develop a theoretical and empirical understanding of how interests and social relations work in combination to affect economic action. Written by an author whose name is synonymous with economic sociology, this text constitutes a sorely needed advanced synthesis--and a blueprint for the future of this burgeoning field
The economics and sociology of capitalism by Joseph A Schumpeter( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics and sociology : redefining their boundaries : conversations with economists and sociologists by Richard Swedberg( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Schumpeter : a biography by Richard Swedberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years Schumpeter's emphasis on the unique role of the entrepreneur in modern economies has heightened public awareness of his theories, and his arguments are in many ways even more persuasive today than they were during his lifetime. His works are classic treatments not only of entrepreneurship but also of social change, dynamics within an economy, and sociological reasoning. The key to understanding Schumpeter's thinking, the biography argues, is to realize that he intended to create a broad-based science of economics, or Sozialokonomik. This new economics was to consist of four parts: economic theory, economic sociology, economic history, and statistics. Schumpeter's major works--especially Theory of Economic Development (1911), Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942), and History of Economic Analysis (posthumously published in 1954)--all testify to this sweeping vision of economics. Swedberg lucidly explains this vision in a way that will fascinate not only economists and sociologists but also business people and other informed general readers."--Jacket
Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The advancement of social theory requires an analytical approach that systematically seeks to explicate the social mechanisms that generate and explain observed associations between events. These essays, written by prominent social scientists, advance criticisms of current trends in social theory and suggest alternative approaches. The mechanism approach calls attention to an intermediary level of analysis, in between pure description and storytelling on the one hand, and grand theorizing and universal social laws on the other. For social theory to be of use to working social scientists, it must attain a high level of precision and provide a toolbox from which middle-range theories can be constructed
Explorations in economic sociology( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entrepreneurship : the social science view by Richard Swedberg( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and German and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition to the Oxford Management Readers series will be essential reading for those wanting to understand the role of past, present, and future entrepreneurs."--Jacket
The economic sociology of capitalism( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors examine the nature & workings of capitalism from the perspective of economic sociology
Essays in economic sociology by Max Weber( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The writings of Max Weber (1864-1920) contain one of the most fascinating and sophisticated attempts ever made to create an economic sociology. Economic sociologist and Weber scholar Richard Swedberg has selected the most important of Weber's enormous body of writings on the topic, making these available for the first time in a single volume. The central themes around which the anthology is organized are modern capitalism and its relationships to politics, to law, and to culture and religion; a special section is devoted to theoretical aspects of economic sociology. Swedberg provides a valuable introduction illuminating biographical and intellectual dimensions of Weber's work in economic sociology, as well as a glossary defining key concepts in Weber's work in the field and a bibliographical guide to this corpus. Weber's substantive views on economic sociology are represented in this volume through crucial excerpts from works such as his General Economic History and The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, but the reader can follow his attempt to construct a conceptual foundation for economic sociology in Economy and Society as well. Also included is Weber's celebrated inaugural lecture, 'The Freiburg Address, ' along with a number of central but hitherto inaccessible writings. Though written nearly a century ago, Weber's work has the quality of a true classic, and the reader will find many ideas in his writings on economic topics that remain applicable in today's world. These include Weber's discussion of what is now called social capital, his analysis of the institutions needed for a well-functioning capitalist economy, and his more general attempt to introduce social structure into economic analysis. As this volume demonstrates, what basically motivated Weber to work with economic sociology was a realization shared by many economists and sociologists today: that the analysis of economic phenomena must include an understanding of the social dimension. Guided by volume editor Swedberg, the reader of this anthology discovers the significance and the enduring relevance of Weber's contribution to economic sociology"--Unedited summary from book jacket
On capitalism( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'On Capitalism' leading economists, sociologists and political scientists develop ideas and insights into the dynamic of capitalism as a global economic order
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Tocqueville's political economy
Tocqueville's political economyLiving in a material world : economic sociology meets science and technology studiesA Weberian analysis of business groups and financial markets : trade relations in Taiwan and South Korea and some major stock exchangesThe Max Weber dictionary : key words and central conceptsMax Weber and the idea of economic sociologyThe Sociology of economic lifeInterestPrinciples of economic sociology
Alternative Names
Richard Swedberg schwedischer Soziologe

Richard Swedberg sociólogo sueco

Richard Swedberg Swedish sociologist

Richard Swedberg Zweeds socioloog

Swedberg, R. 1948-

Swedberg, Richard

Swedberg, Richard 1948-

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