European University Institute Library

Market and society, the great transformation today, edited by Chris Hann and Keith Hart

Summary
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.--, Provided by publisher
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 320 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780521295086

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