An Economic Turn

  title={An Economic Turn},
  author={Barry Smart},
  journal={Journal of Classical Sociology},
  pages={47 - 66}
  • B. Smart
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Journal of Classical Sociology
While the late 19th-century analytic context in which classical sociology emerged was constituted in substantial part by a discourse of political economy, the subsequent development of the discipline has been characterized by a growing analytic distance between sociology and economics. With increasing specialization in the field of knowledge in the course of the 20th century there was a neglect of social institutions in orthodox economic analysis and a parallel relative neglect of economic… 

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