- Aspers, Patrik: Markets, Evaluations and Rankings.
- Richter, Rudolf: Institutional Economics of the “Market Itself”. An Attempted Answer to a Complaint by Ronald Coase.
- Eisenberg, Christiane: Embedding Markets in Temporal Structures: A Challenge to Economic Sociology and History.
- Moeran, Brian: Trade Fairs, Markets and Fields: Framing Imagined as Real Communities.
- Gilgen, David: Creating the Invisible Hand: The Construction of Property Rights and the Promotion of Economic Growth between State and Interest Groups in the first German Patent Law of 1877.
- Childress, C. Clayton: Evolutions in the Literary Field: The Co-Constitutive Forces of Institutions, Cognitions, and Networks.
- Nathaus, Klaus: Turning Values into Revenue: The Markets and the Field of Popular Music in the US, the UK and West Germany (1940s to 1980s).
- Quaas, Ruben: Selling Coffee to Raise Awareness for Development Policy. The Emerging Fair Trade Market in Western Germany in the 1970s.
- Hüntelmann, Axel C.: Pharmaceutical Markets in the German Empire. Profits Between Risk, Altruism and Regulation.
- Giacovelli, Sebastian: Legitimacy Building for the European Energy Exchange.
- Beckert, Jens: Postscript: Fields and Markets: Sociological and Historical Perspectives.
- Zinn, Jens O.: The Biographical Management of Risk and Uncertainty – British Veterans.
- Gahlen, Gundula: Kontinuität und Wandel des bayerischen Offizierskorps 1815 bis 1866.
- Toch, Marlen; Oeppen, James E.; Dethloff, Andreas; Doblhammer, Gabriele: Die historische Entwicklung der Sterblichkeit in Mecklenburg-Schwerin im 19. Jahrhundert.
- Vandezande, Mattijs; Matthijs, Koen; Kok, Jan: Sibling Struggle for Schooling: Between Resource Dilution and Collaborative Learning, the Netherlands, 1850-1920.
- Diebolt, Claude: The Stakes of Cliometrics in Ancient History.
- Perrin, Faustine: Unified Growth Theory: An Insight.
HSR Vol. 36 (2011) No. 3: Special Issue: Markets and Market Societies
Klaus Nathaus & David Gilgen (Eds.): Change of Markets and Market Societies: Concepts and Case Studies.
This special issue brings together historians and sociologists working on markets, fields and market societies. Engaging with positions of the New Economic Sociology and the New Institutional Economics and applying them to the phenomenon of emerging and changing markets, the contributors take up the programmatic demand for an interdisciplinary collaboration between historians and social scientists to study socially embedded markets and the way markets shape societies.
The contributions in the first part of this issue are concerned with conceptual challenges for research into the evolution of markets in fields and the history of market societies. The second section contains case studies on the development of the market for fairly traded coffee, the electric energy exchange in Germany, the book publishing und the music industry as well as the markets for pharmaceuticals and patented innovations in the German Empire, testing the fruitfulness of mainly sociological approaches for the understanding of changing markets.