The Social Structures of the Economy

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Much orthodox economic theory is based on assumptions which aretreated as self-evident: supply and demand are regarded asindependent entities, the individual is assumed to be a rationalagent who knows his interests and how to make decisionscorresponding to them, and so on. But one has only to examine aneconomic transaction closely, as Pierre Bourdieu does here for thebuying and selling of houses, to see that these abstractassumptions cannot explain what happens in reality. As Bourdieu shows, the market is constructed by ...

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

ISBN-13: 9780745625409

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