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The 'social' as metaphor and the case of cooperatives : a critique of economic individualism

Author: Marie L Pellegrin-Rescia; Yair Levi
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2005.
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"Drawing on Polanyi, Austin and Lacan; Marie Pellegrin-Rescia and Yair Levi offer a powerful critique of the language and categories of thought that dominate the contemporary intellectual and political landscape. The general tendency to dichotomize concepts such as left and right, social and economic, globalization and anti-globalization, is, they argue, a consequence of our subservience to the primacy of the
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Pellegrin-Rescia, Marie L.
'Social' as metaphor and the case of cooperatives.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2005
(OCoLC)607796656
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marie L Pellegrin-Rescia; Yair Levi
ISBN: 1840144890 9781840144895
OCLC Number: 60349140
Description: xvii, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The thinking-talking human being and his categories of thought --
The speaking-acting subject and the symbolic register --
The speaking-acting individual and the imaginary of the social field --
Interdependence and places of wandering : a history of places and bonds --
Symbolic delimitation versus imaginary bonds --
Anthropological debt versus imaginary work places --
Readiness to lose versus imaginary places of production --
Conclusion --
Images, myths and stereotypes --
Origins and constituent elements --
Tensions and inconsistencies --
Interpreting the socio-economic duality --
Paradoxes of cooperatives --
The case studies --
What have we learned from cooperatives? --
Summary and conclusions --
Thinking 'nestedness' as a system of constituent rules --
Thinking the political with the categories of the symbolic : the example of South Africa --
Thinking the virtual more real than reality : the Città Aperta of Sicily --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Marie L. Pellegrin-Rescia and Yair Levi.
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