As 2019 (already) comes to an end, I rounded up the top 10 most-read posts of the year on the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community blog. You are welcome to (re)read and share them. And, let’s try something new, this list are followed by the 10 least-read posts of the year which, in my biased view, deserve more attention.
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As we all conclude this (turbulent) year and look forward (with hope) to the next one, what can be said with certainty is that economic sociology and political economy perspectives and insights will be essentially needed to keep on mulling over, debunking, realizing and, of course, changing. More work ahead…
Most importantly, I wish you and your loved ones Happy & Bright New Year!
The 10 most-read posts of 2019:
> How to theorize a research? Richard Swedberg’s The Art of Social Theory is a unique book about the craft of theorizing
> Foucault: Neoliberalism is not laissez-faire, but permanent vigilance, activity, and intervention
> Finance, Class, and the Birth of Neoclassical Economics: The Marginalist Revolution Revisited
> RIP Immanuel Wallerstein — “This is the end; this is the beginning”
> Albert Einstein on the power of ideas and imagination in science
> Erik Olin Wright has contributed to making utopias real
> Political Economy: Origins, Meanings, Changes
> Economics to Sociology Phrasebook 🙂
> Thatcherism’s greatest achievement
> Robert Solow’s sarcastic economics
The 10 least-read posts of 2019:
> Sociology of Markets and Economic Sociology
> Debt Matters: Inequality and Foregone Medical Care
> Art and Money. Artists no longer simply create art, they make markets
> The Future of Good Jobs and the Labor Unions in the Service Economy
> Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of 19th Century America
> Gendering the Recession: Media, Culture and the Reemergence of Gender Tropes
> What is money? Can we grasp the current state of the economy as a crisis of money itself?
> Accountants’ Truth and Economic (Im)morality: Knowledge and Ethics in the Financial World
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