The Economy of Hope

The Economy of Hope


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812248692
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/16/2016
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Hirokazu Miyazaki is Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, and Professor of Anthropology at Cornell University. He is author of The Method of Hope: Anthropology, Philosophy, and Fijian Knowledge and Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance.
Richard Swedberg is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. He is author and editor of several books, including Principles of Economic Sociology.

Table of Contents

The Economy of Hope: An Introduction Hirokazu Miyazaki 1

Chapter 1 A Sociological Approach to Hope in the Economy Richard Swedberg 37

Chapter 2 Mercantilist-Utopian Projects in Eighteenth-Century Sweden Richard Swedberg 51

Chapter 3 Hope Turned Upside Down: How the Prospects for a Communist Utopia Were Dashed in 1950s Romania Katherine Verdery 77

Chapter 4 Hope and Society in Japan Yuji Genda 97

Chapter 5 Is the Law Hopeful? Annelise Riles 126

Chapter 6 When and How Does Hope Spring Eternal in Personal and Popular Economics? Thoughts from West Africa to America Jane I. Guyer 147

Chapter 7 Obam as Hope: An Economy of Belief and Substance Hirokazu Miyazaki 172

List of Contributors 191

Index 193

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