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Re-thinking economics : exploring the work of Pierre Bourdieu

Author: Asimina Christoforou; Michaël Lainé
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Routledge advances in heterodox economics, 19.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once again, unfettered capitalism has failed. Promises for global prosperity and peace have given way to a world of deep recession, social upheaval and political instability. Once again, mainstream economics has proved its inadequacy. Despite its technical rigour and mathematical virtuosity, it failed dramatically to respond to the current crisis. Why is this so? Mainstream economics turns a blind eye to society. By  Read more...
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Re-thinking economics
(DLC) 2013047285
(OCoLC)864700784
Named Person: Pierre Bourdieu; Pierre Bourdieu; Pierre Bourdieu
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Asimina Christoforou; Michaël Lainé
ISBN: 9781135119430 1135119430 9780203797136 0203797132 9780203797136
OCLC Number: 880877966
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 303 pages).
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction --
pt. 2. Who is Pierre Bourdieu? --
pt. 3. Roots and fruits of Bourdieu's economic analysis --
pt. 4. Capitals and institutions --
pt. 5. Politics and policies : how to transform the world --
pt. 6. In the words of Pierre Bourdieu --
pt. 7. Conclusions.
Series Title: Routledge advances in heterodox economics, 19.
Responsibility: edited by Asimina Christoforou and Michael Lainé.

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Once again, unfettered capitalism has failed. Promises for global prosperity and peace have given way to a world of deep recession, social upheaval and political instability. Once again, mainstream economics has proved its inadequacy. Despite its technical rigour and mathematical virtuosity, it failed dramatically to respond to the current crisis. Why is this so? Mainstream economics turns a blind eye to society. By assumption, it maims its analyses by wiping away what makes us what we are. There is pressing need for a critical discussion and new ideas. We therefore turn to the.

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