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Market and Society
The Great Transformation Today

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  • Editors:
  • Chris Hann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
  • Keith Hart, Goldsmiths, University of London
Chris Hann, Keith Hart, Stephen Gudeman, Jens Beckert, Philippe Steiner, Jean-Michel Servet, David Graeber, Chris Gregory, Gerd Spittler, Jonathan Parry, Jane I. Guyer, Catherine Alexander, James Carrier, Don Robotham
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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521295086

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  • Karl Polanyi's 1944 book, The Great Transformation, offered a radical critique of how the market system has affected society and humanity since the industrial revolution. This volume brings together contributions from distinguished scholars in economic anthropology, sociology and political economy to consider Polanyi's theories in the light of circumstances today, when the relationship between market and society has again become a focus of intense political and scientific debate. It demonstrates the relevance of Polanyi's ideas to various theoretical traditions in the social sciences and provides perspectives on topics such as money, risk, work and the family. The case studies present materials from around the world, including Britain, China, India, Jamaica and Nigeria. Like Polanyi's original work, the critical engagement of these essays will be of interest to a wide readership.

    • Inspired by Karl Polanyi's work, The Great Transformation (1944)
    • Brings together contributions from leading experts in economic anthropology, sociology and economics
    • Includes case studies from around the world, including China, Britain, Jamaica, India and Nigeria
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    Review of the hardback: 'There is much to recommend … the biggest virtue of this collection is the critical and constructive approach it takes toward both Polanyi and The Great Transformation. … Because it provides both an overview and examples of research in Polanyian economic anthropology, it has further appeal to sociologists who want to acquire familiarity with a discipline whose agenda offers fruitful overlap with research in economic sociology.' Economic Sociology

    ' …this volume is a worthy inheritor of Polanyi in its engagement with what one contributor terms 'grand sweeping theory' and its commitment to the 'imagining of alternatives'. Dialectical Anthropology

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521295086
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 154 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: learning from Polanyi 1 Chris Hann and Keith Hart
    2. Necessity or contingency: mutuality and market Stephen Gudeman
    3. The great transformation of embeddedness: Karl Polanyi and the new economic sociology Jens Beckert
    4. The critique of the economic point of view: Karl Polanyi and the Durkheimians Philippe Steiner
    5. Towards an alternative economy: reconsidering the market, money and value Jean-Michel Servet
    6. Money in the making of world society Keith Hart
    7. Debt, violence and impersonal markets: Polanyian meditations David Graeber
    8. Whatever happened to householding? Chris Gregory
    9. Contesting The Great Transformation: work in comparative perspective Gerd Spittler
    10. 'Sociological Marxism' in Central India: Polanyi, Gramsci and the case of the unions Jonathan Parry
    11. Composites, fictions and risk: towards an ethnography of price Jane I. Guyer
    12. Illusions of freedom: Polanyi and the third sector Catherine Alexander
    13. Market and economy in environmental conservation in Jamaica James Carrier
    14. Embedded socialism? Land, labour and money in eastern Xinjiang Chris Hann
    15. Afterword: learning from Polanyi 2 Don Robotham.

  • Editors

    Chris Hann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

    Keith Hart, Goldsmiths, University of London

    Contributors

    Chris Hann, Keith Hart, Stephen Gudeman, Jens Beckert, Philippe Steiner, Jean-Michel Servet, David Graeber, Chris Gregory, Gerd Spittler, Jonathan Parry, Jane I. Guyer, Catherine Alexander, James Carrier, Don Robotham

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