1. The Emergence of Market Society.
2. Markets and Economic Order.
3. Rationality, The Individual and Social Order.
4. Markets and Social Structures.
5. States and Markets.
6. Commerce and Culture.
7.The Cultural Turn.
Conclusion: Markets versus Market Society.
"Slater and Tonkiss have written an incredibly stimulating and plainspoken book about the most compelling subject in the world today. Market Society is succinct yet comprehensive, dissolving "the market" into manageable concepts and concrete situations that will provoke both questions and many new ideas." Professor Sharon Zukin, Brooklyn College and City University of New York Graduate School
"Market society: Markets and Modern Social Theory will act as an excellent introduction to this area for a variety of students and their teachers. It is accessible without being simplistic, is well written and covers an impressive amound of ground. It deserves to find a place on many undergraduate and postgraduate courses on work, economic life, consumption as well as wider modules on political economy and social order." British Journal of Sociology
Slater and Tonkiss have produced for social scientists the most useful volume on markets that I have seen. ...The authors avoid polemics but show that markets often provoke moral responses in participants and observers"Stephen Gudeman, The Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute
A Explores a number of key themes, such as the nature of market society, the relations between markets and states and the impact of new information technologies on markets
A Ideal textbook for students in economic sociology and related disciplines