Postmodernism, Economics And Knowledge / Edition 1

Postmodernism, Economics And Knowledge / Edition 1

by Jack Amariglio
     
 

Only in the past twenty years have debates surrounding modernism and postmodernism begun to have an impact on economics. This new way of thinking rejects claims that science and mathematics provide the only models for the structure of economic knowledge.

This ground-breaking volume brings together the essays of top theorists including Arjo Klamer, Deirdre

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Overview

Only in the past twenty years have debates surrounding modernism and postmodernism begun to have an impact on economics. This new way of thinking rejects claims that science and mathematics provide the only models for the structure of economic knowledge.

This ground-breaking volume brings together the essays of top theorists including Arjo Klamer, Deirdre McCloskey, Julie Nelson, Shaun Hargreaves-Heap and Philip Mirowski on a diverse range of topics such as gender, postcolonial theory and rationality as well as postmodernism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415110259
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/17/2001
Series:
Economics as Social Theory Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.19(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Stephen Cullenberg is Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of California, Riverside. Jack Amariglio is Professor of Economics at Merrimack College. David F. Ruccion is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
1Introduction3
2Modernism and postmodernism: A dialectical analysis61
3Late modernism and the loss of character in economics77
4The genealogy of postmodernism: An economist's guide102
5Writing in thirds129
6From unity to dispersion: The body in modern economic discourse143
7Ideality, symbolicity, and reality in postmodern capitalism166
8Chacun son Goux? Or, some skeptical reflections on flat bodies and heavy metal182
9Women's choices and the ethnocentrism/relativism dilemma197
10The disavowal of the sexed body in neoclassical economics221
11Comment on Charusheela and Hewitson246
12The trouble with women and economics: A Postmodern perspective on Charlotte Perkins Gilman261
13Feminist economics: Objective, activist, and postmodern?286
14Postmodernism and feminist economics305
15No more nice girls? Feminism, economics, and postmodern encounters327
16From myth to metaphor: A semiological analysis of the Cambridge capital controversy337
17Postmodernity, rationality and Justice354
18A disorderly household - voicing the noise374
19Postmodern encounters399
20Decentering the market metaphor in international economics407
21Refusing the gift431
22Postmodern gifts459
23Gifts and trade: Microwskian, Gudemanian, and Milbergian themes475
Name index483
Subject index487

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