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01.08.2017

"Behind the mirrors" - Young researchers conference of the Economic Sociology Section of the DGS

On June 1-2, the MPIfG welcomed members of the Economic Sociology Section of the DGS to the Institute. With the title "Behind the Mirrors: On the Meaning of the Demand Side for the Sociology of Markets," the conference took a critical look at the common understanding of the sociology of markets. Questions of how markets are established, how they work, and how they are maintained have, until now, mostly focused on the meaning of the supply side or the producer side, while the demand side is largely ignored. The conference shined new light on the wide-ranging roles that consumers play in modern markets. The participants, who numbered around 20, also discussed the ways in which economic sociology benefits by integrating the demand side and what the conceptual and methodological consequences are. MPIfG researcher Lisa Suckert organized the conference along with Sarah Lenz from Goethe University Frankfurt and Martin B├╝hler from the University of Lucerne.
 

 
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