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Author: Richard Swedberg
Publisher: Maidenhead, Berkshire, England : Open University Press, 2005.
Series: Concepts in the social sciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Interest is used in different contexts, from everyday language to political and social communication. This book discusses what interest means in economics, sociology, political science, and history, and looks at how its meaning has changed over time.

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A fascinating study of interest in a variety of fields Interest is used in different contexts, from everyday language to political and social communication. This book discusses what interest means in economics, sociology, political science, and history, and looks at how its meaning has changed over time.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Swedberg
ISBN: 0335216153 9780335216154 0335216145 9780335216147
OCLC Number: 58832160
Description: viii, 128 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Interest and its many traditions --
Interest becomes a social science concept --
Sociologists on interest --
Interest as activity and analogy --
Addendum : interest as a policy tool- a case study.
Series Title: Concepts in the social sciences.
Responsibility: Richard Swedberg.

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In this book, Richard Swedberg provides an easily accessible introduction to the topic of why do people behave as they do, starting with a history of the concept that covers the origin of the word  Read more...

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