Economic Persuasions, Hardback Book

Economic Persuasions Hardback

Edited by Stephen Gudeman

Part of the Studies in Rhetoric and Culture series


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 neo-liberal economics as its accompanying science.

But with the uneven achievements of the transitionA"-the deepening problems of development,A" 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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 248 pages, 3 ills
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
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  • Category: Anthropology
  • ISBN: 9781845454364



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