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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society

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November 2015 | 1 984 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Economics is the nexus and engine that runs society, affecting societal well-being, raising standards of living when economies prosper or lowering citizens through class structures when economies perform poorly. Our society only has to witness the booms and busts of the past decade to see how economics profoundly affects the cores of societies around the world. From a household budget to international trade, economics ranges from the micro- to the macro-level. It relates to a breadth of social science disciplines that help describe the content of the proposed encyclopedia, which will explicitly approach economics through varied disciplinary lenses. Although there are encyclopedias of covering economics (especially classic economic theory and history), the SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society emphasizes the contemporary world, contemporary issues, and society. 


·         4 volumes with approximately 800 signed articles ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words each are presented in a choice of print or electronic editions

·         Organized A-to-Z with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups related entries

·         Articles conclude with References & Future Readings to guide students to the next step on their research journeys

·         Cross-references between and among articles combine with a thorough Index and the Reader's Guide to enhance search-and-browse in the electronic version

·         Pedagogical elements include a Chronology of Economics and Society, Resource Guide, and Glossary

This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.


“The thread that connects society and economics is clearly evident throughout. The Reader’s Guide in volume one organizes the diverse list of articles into 15 broad categories. Such organization helps with navigation and can benefit those who enjoy browsing as a means of discovery. Articles are well constructed and clearly written… The tone throughout is very consistent, even with the diversity and range of topics… The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society would be a good resource for academic libraries serving undergraduate students.”

L. Evans

STARRED REVIEW: "... articles are generally effective and applicable, making a potentially difficult topic comprehensible... Verdict: An excellent addition. Recommended for high school and college students looking for a sociological take on economics."

M. Hassanali
Library Journal

"Employing a straightforward A-Z arrangement, the articles in this reference seek to demonstrate how economics exerts a key influence on society and culture. In examining this set it becomes obvious that the scope of coverage is far reaching... Entries are written in a style that will be understandable to informed lay readers as well as undergraduate students... Academic libraries supporting classes on economics and its impacts will definitely benefit from the cross disciplinary treatment afforded in this SAGE Reference set."

T. Gilson
College of Charleston
Against the Grain

Frederick F. Wherry

Frederick F. Wherry is a professor of sociology at Yale University and the codirector of its Center for Cultural Sociology. He formerly taught at the University of Michigan and Columbia University. He earned his PhD in sociology at Princeton University and his master's degree in public affairs at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs. Dr. Wherry is an economic and cultural sociologist who is currently investigating the meanings of money and the financial inclusion of immigrants and ethnic minorities in the United States. He is the author of The Culture of Markets; The Philadelphia Barrio: The Arts,... More About Author

Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

Juliet Schor is a professor of sociology at Boston College. Her research focuses on issues of time use, consumption, and environmental sustainability. She received her PhD in economics at the University of Massachusetts. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies. Her most recent books are Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plenitude: Case Studies of the New Economy and Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth. Previous books include the national best seller The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure and... More About Author

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