In this book, international scholars from anthropology and economics adopt a rhetorical perspective in order to make sense of material life and the theories about it.
Author: Stephen Gudeman
Publisher: Berghahn Books
As the transition from socialism to a market economy gathered speed in the early 1990s, many people proclaimed the final success of capitalism as a practice and neoliberal economics as its accompanying science. But with the uneven achievements of the "transition"--the deepening problems of "development," persistent unemployment, the widening of the wealth gap, and expressions of resistance--the discipline of economics is no longer seen as a mirror of reality or as a unified science. How should we understand economics and, more broadly, the organization and disorganization of material life? In this book, international scholars from anthropology and economics adopt a rhetorical perspective in order to make sense of material life and the theories about it. Re-examining central problems in the two fields and using ethnographic and historical examples, they explore the intersections between these disciplines, contrast their methods and epistemologies, and show how a rhetorical approach offers a new mode of analysis while drawing on established contributions.
Rather , people from a broad spectrum of disciplines and economic persuasions
can be socioeconomists . Nevertheless , good socioeconomics does require
good economics . Being largely paradigm - and value - neutral , socioeconomics
Author: David S. Clark
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
The Encyclopedia of Law and Society is the largest comprehensive and international treatment of the law and society field. With an Advisory Board of 62 members from 20 countries and six continents, the three volumes of this state-of-the-art resource represent interdisciplinary perspectives on law from sociology, criminology, cultural anthropology, political science, social psychology, and economics. By globalizing the Encyclopedia's coverage, American and international law and society will be better understood within its historical and comparative context.
The intensified pressure for change and its economic and social implications
have increasingly led governments of all economic persuasions to play a more
active role in inducing and facilitating effective restructuring so that international ...
Author: Ho Yin-Ping
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Focusing on trade in manufactures, industrial restructuring and economic development and enforced by a rich source of data, this book offers an in-depth examination of the evolution and characteristics of Hong Kong's postwar economy. The book presents an historical and comparative perspective and analyses the symbiotic connection with South China in the light of China's open-door policy since late 1970s, as well providing a thoughtful assessment of its current turning point.