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From the Publisher"Aldridge writes with remarkable clairty and insight, surveying therise of sociological ideas on marketisation, charting the politicalhistory of markets and analysing various responses across thesocial sciences ... [His] work is certainly likely to be widelyread by students in economic sociology, political economy andsocial theory."
Professor Anthony Elliot, Department of Sociology, KentUniversity.
‘Clearly written and very readable,Aldridge’s surveys a range of debates on the rise of themarket, its advocates and critics, successes and failures, marketideologies and social values, globalization and the "marketization"of public life. The discussion is admirable in being botheven-handed and critically sharp. Concepts and arguments are alwaysclearly explained, and theoretical accounts are brought to lifewith numerous relevant examples.’ – Dr Fran Tonkiss,Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and PoliticalScience.
‘Alan Aldridge has written a thoughtful book on the marketand how it structures social activity. Amongst other things, hiswork rescues Adam Smith for Sociology and delinks him from thosecruder rational choice theorists who have hijacked this complexthinker. The book will prove a useful teaching aid for any courseexamining the nature of markets and theories about them. Betweenthis and his book on consumption, Aldridge is proving to be aninsightful commentator on the issues of our time.’ –Professor Gerard Hanlon, The Management Centre, University ofLeicester.