"Patrik Aspers' book offers something different - a straightforward theoretical exploration of 'markets' within the evolving field of 'economic sociology', which is informed by both historical and contemporary commentary."
Marx and Philosophy
"A thorough and theoretically rich introduction to the study of markets."
"Markets is a lively compendium of an exciting literature on the sociological approach to market coordination. If you wish to understand the variety of markets in which we daily participate, there is no better introduction."
David Stark, Columbia University
"This book brings to life a sociological view of markets that helps us make sense of the markets all around us. Aspers replaces the stylized concept of the market in economic theory with a sociologically informed understanding of real markets, illuminating the origins and forms of markets, how markets are made, and the importance of identity and emotions. Markets is recommended reading for anyone who wants real insights into this social institution."
Wayne Baker, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
"The sociology of markets has become one of the liveliest and most influential areas of the discipline, and there is no finer introduction to it than Aspers's crisp, well-informed book."
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