Postcolonialism Meets Economics / Edition 1

Postcolonialism Meets Economics / Edition 1

by S. Charusheela, Eiman Zein-Elabdin
     
 

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

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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:
9780415287265
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/18/2003
Series:
Economics as Social Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface and acknowledgments
Introduction: economics and postcolonial thought1
1Articulating the postcolonial (with economics in mind)21
2Postcolonial thought, postmodernism, and economics: questions of ontology and ethics40
Comment: On the possibility of a postcolonial economic analysis: a comment on Zein-Elabdin and Charusheela59
Comment: Disciplining postcolonialism and postcolonizing the disciplines65
3Classical political economy and orientalism: Nassau Senior's eastern tours73
4Trading bodies, trade in bodies: the 1878 Paris World Exhibition as economic discourse91
5Economics and the postcolonial other113
Comment: Economics as a colonial discourse of modernity130
Comment: Political economy and postcolonial modernities136
6The hungry ghost: IMF policy, global capitalist transformation, and laboring bodies in Southeast Asia145
7Orientalism and economic methods: (re)reading feminist economic discussion of Islam165
8Writing economic theory another way183
Comment: Creating spaces: a comment on contemporary discourses in economics201
Comment: Ethicizing economics, or for that matter, any discourse207
9Hybrid thinking: bringing postcolonial theory to colonial Latin American economic history215
10Hegemony, ambivalence, and class subjectivity: southern planters in sharecropping relations in the post-bellum United States235
11Contested states, transnational subjects: toward a Post Keynesianism without modernity253
Comment: Econometrics and postcolonial theory: a comment on the fluidity of race271
Hybridity, hegemony, and heterodoxy: a new world275
Index281

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