The Social Structures of the Economy

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Much orthodox economic theory is based on assumptions which are treated as self-evident: supply and demand are regarded as independent entities, the individual is assumed to be a rational agent who knows his interests and how to make decisions corresponding to them, and so on. But one has only to examine an economic transaction closely, as Pierre Bourdieu does here for the buying and selling of houses, to see that these abstract assumptions cannot explain what happens in reality. As Bourdieu shows, the market is ...

The Social Structures of the Economy 2005, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745625409

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The Social Structures of the Economy 2005, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

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