The Culture Of The Market: Historical Essays (Murphy Institute Studies In Political Economy)
The Culture of the Market: Historical Essays (Murphy Institute Studies in Political Economy)
Scholars have only recently begun to appreciate the extent to which the norms and practices that foster market societies have been shifting and conflict-ridden. The thirteen essays collected in this volume embrace the view that the experiences and feelings engendered by the historical development of market societies have been, and still remain, open to a broad range of interpretations. They also share the characteristic accents of a new approach to cultural history, in which careful examination of actions, texts, and artifacts is accompanied by an open-mindedness about what their examination reveals.
"The Culture of the Market is an imaginative, wide-ranging, and lucid exploration of its theme. At a time when a simplistic rhetoric of the market is commonplace, these essays, with their historical concreteness, multifaceted perspectives, and nuanced understanding of the embeddedness and implications of the market, are both timely and powerful. The contributors are outstanding scholars; the cumulative effect of their work is profound. The whole is a tribute to the value of issue-focused interdisciplinary scholarship." Thomas Bender, New York University
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