Postcolonialism Meets Economics / Edition 1

Postcolonialism Meets Economics / Edition 1

by S. Charusheela, Eiman Zein-Elabdin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415287251

ISBN-13: 9780415287258

Pub. Date: 12/18/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the last half century, economics has taken over from anthropology the role of drawing the powerful conceptual worldviews that organize knowledge and inform policy in both domestic and international contexts. Until now however, the colonial roots of economic theory have remained relatively unstudied. This book changes that.
The wide array of contributions to this…  See more details below

Overview

In the last half century, economics has taken over from anthropology the role of drawing the powerful conceptual worldviews that organize knowledge and inform policy in both domestic and international contexts. Until now however, the colonial roots of economic theory have remained relatively unstudied. This book changes that.
The wide array of contributions to this book draw on the rapidly growing body of postcolonial studies to critique both orthodox and heterodox economics. This book addresses a large gap in postcolonial studies, which lacks the type of sophisticated analysis of economic questions that it displays in its analysis of culture. The intellectual and disciplinary terrain covered within this book spans economics, history, anthropology, philosophy, literary theory, political science and women's studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415287258
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/18/2003
Series:
Economics as Social Theory Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Space of Postcoloniality Part 2. Economics as a Colonial Discourse of Modernity Part 3. Economics as a Contemporary Hegemonic Discourse Part 4. Toward a Non-Modernist Economic Analysis

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