Time: 03:00pm - 04:30pm
Location: 4154 LSA
The economic sociology workshop serves as a forum for students and faculty in the areas of economic sociology and the sociology of organizations, both broadly defined. We seek to explore the social organization of economic activity, at macro, meso, and micro levels of analysis, and engage in a wide variety of theoretical perspectives. We are methodologically eclectic, representing network approaches, historical analysis, and ethnographic work, as well as research that is primarily theoretical in orientation. Examples of our ongoing projects include a historical study of the emergence of the “economy” as an object of social knowledge, an analysis of the rise of new developing country powers in the World Trade Organization, an examination of how internal networks affect the productivity of nanotech firms in different environments, a mixed-methods study of social work organizations that provide care for both substance abuse and intimate partner violence, and a post-structuralist analysis of the work of Harrison White.