Economic Persuasions

Economic Persuasions

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.

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845454367

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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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 neoliberal economics as its accompanying science. But with the uneven achievements of the "transition"--the deepening problems of "development," 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Essays in Persuasion

Essays in Persuasion

The essays in this volume show Keynes' attempts to influence the course of events by public persuasion over the period of 1919-40.

Author: J. Keynes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349590728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 451

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This reissue of the authoritative Royal Economic Society edition of Essays in Persuasion features a new introduction by Donald Moggridge, which discusses the significance of this definitive work. The essays in this volume show Keynes' attempts to influence the course of events by public persuasion over the period of 1919-40.
Categories: Business & Economics

Economy and Ritual

Economy and Ritual

According to accepted wisdom, rational practices and ritual action are opposed. Rituals drain wealth from capital investment and draw on a mode of thought different from practical ideas. The studies in this volume contest this view.

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785335198

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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According to accepted wisdom, rational practices and ritual action are opposed. Rituals drain wealth from capital investment and draw on a mode of thought different from practical ideas. The studies in this volume contest this view. Comparative, historical, and contemporary, the six ethnographies extend from Macedonia to Kyrgyzstan. Each one illuminates the economic and ritual changes in an area as it emerged from socialism and (re-)entered market society. Cutting against the idea that economy only means markets and that market action exhausts the meaning of economy, the studies show that much of what is critical for a people’s economic life takes place outside markets and hinges on ritual, understood as the negation of the everyday world of economising.
Categories: Social Science

Oikos and Market

Oikos and Market

Self-sufficiency of the house is practiced in many parts of the world but ignored in economic theory, just as socialist collectivization is assumed to have brought household self-sufficiency to an end.

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782386964

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Self-sufficiency of the house is practiced in many parts of the world but ignored in economic theory, just as socialist collectivization is assumed to have brought household self-sufficiency to an end. The ideals of self-sufficiency, however, continue to shape economic activity in a wide range of postsocialist settings. This volume’s six comparative studies of postsocialist villages in Eastern Europe and Asia illuminate the enduring importance of the house economy, which is based not on the market but on the order of the house. These formations show that economies depend not only on the macro institutions of markets and states but also on the micro institutions of families, communities, and house economies, often in an uneasy relationship.
Categories: Social Science

The Art of Economic Persuasion

The Art of Economic Persuasion

How the government and private interests in Germany cooperated to create friendly relations with Poland before the fall of communism

Author: Patricia Annette Davis

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472109883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 776

How the government and private interests in Germany cooperated to create friendly relations with Poland before the fall of communism
Categories: Business & Economics

The Voice of the Poor

The Voice of the Poor

Essays cover the interaction between rich and poor nations, economic development, U.S.-Soviet conflicts in Third World nations, the arms race, and inflation What is surprising about these essays is not the insight and grace with which they ...

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674942965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 88

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Essays cover the interaction between rich and poor nations, economic development, U.S.-Soviet conflicts in Third World nations, the arms race, and inflation
Categories: Business & Economics

The Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith

The Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith

This book redresses the balance by providing an introductory and sympathetic discussion of Galbraith's theoretical contributions, introducing the reader to his economics and his broader vision of the economic process.

Author: Stephen P. Dunn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139492805

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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The recent financial crisis has once again seen John Kenneth Galbraith return to the bestseller lists. Yet, despite the continued popular success of his works, Galbraith's contribution to economic theory is rarely recognized by today's economists. This book redresses the balance by providing an introductory and sympathetic discussion of Galbraith's theoretical contributions, introducing the reader to his economics and his broader vision of the economic process. The book highlights and explains key features of Galbraith's economic thought, including his penetrating critique of society, his distinctive methodology, his specific brand of Keynesianism and his original - but largely ignored - contribution to the theory of the firm. It also presents, for the first time, a detailed examination of Galbraith's monetary economics and revisits his analysis of financial euphoria. This unique work seeks to rehabilitate Galbraith's contribution, setting out several directions for possible future research in the Galbraithian tradition.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Art of Economic Persuasion

The Art of Economic Persuasion

Positive Incentives and German Economic Diplomacy Patricia A. Davis. The Art of Economic Persuasion looks at the ways in which government officials use ...

Author: Patricia A. Davis

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047210988X

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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How the government and private interests in Germany cooperated to create friendly relations with Poland before the fall of communism
Categories: Political Science

Essays in Persuasion

Essays in Persuasion

Whilst a certain proportion of these essays deal with matters which now belong to the past, a considerable number relate to affairs the full course of which has not yet run and where the proposals and ideas set forth still have practical ...

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781789123494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Essays In Persuasion, which was first published in 1931, was author John Maynard Keynes’ first volume of collected essays. In it he gathered together various writings on public affairs from 1919-1931, including some extracts from his published books. The essays taken as a whole embody forecasts and recommendations made by the author on a variety of subjects which can now be checked by the course of events. Essays In Persuasion is divided into five sections which deal respectively with (1) The Treaty of Peace, (2) Inflation and Deflation, (3) The Return to the Gold Standard, (4) Politics, and (5) The Future. Whilst a certain proportion of these essays deal with matters which now belong to the past, a considerable number relate to affairs the full course of which has not yet run and where the proposals and ideas set forth still have practical application.
Categories: Business & Economics

Intellectual History of Economic Normativities

Intellectual History of Economic Normativities

Ruben George Oliven, “The Money Rhetoric in the United States” in Economic Persuasions, ed. Stephen Gudeman (New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2009), ...

Author: Mikkel Thorup

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137594167

Category: History

Page: 248

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The book investigates the many ways that economic and moral reasoning interact, overlap and conflict both historically and at present. The book explores economic and moral thinking as a historically contingent pair using the concept of economic normativities. The contributors use case studies including economic practices, such as trade and finance and tax and famine reforms in the British colonies to explore the intellectual history of how economic and moral issues interrelate.
Categories: History

Oikos and Market

Oikos and Market

Self-sufficiency of the house is practiced in many parts of the world but ignored in economic theory, just as socialist collectivization is assumed to have brought household self-sufficiency to an end.

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785338366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 712

Self-sufficiency of the house is practiced in many parts of the world but ignored in economic theory, just as socialist collectivization is assumed to have brought household self-sufficiency to an end. The ideals of self-sufficiency, however, continue to shape economic activity in a wide range of postsocialist settings. This volume's six comparative studies of postsocialist villages in Eastern Europe and Asia illuminate the enduring importance of the house economy, which is based not on the market but on the order of the house. These formations show that economies depend not only on the macro institutions of markets and states but also on the micro institutions of families, communities, and house economies, often in an uneasy relationship.
Categories: Business & Economics

Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics

Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics

Argues that economics is a science, but a human science: a witty guide to the ins and outs of economic philosophy.

Author: Donald N. McCloskey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521436036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 445

View: 110

Argues that economics is a science, but a human science: a witty guide to the ins and outs of economic philosophy.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Politics of Persuasion

The Politics of Persuasion

To address this challenge, The Politics of Persuasion employs a multifaceted, mixed method approach to studying mass media and public attitudes.

Author: Anthony R. DiMaggio

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438463452

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 281

Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias. Tracking the effects of media content on the public is a difficult endeavor, and media effects vary on a subject-to-subject basis. To address this challenge, The Politics of Persuasion employs a multifaceted, mixed method approach to studying mass media and public attitudes. Anthony R. DiMaggio analyzes more than a dozen case studies covering US domestic economic policy and examines a wide range of theories of how bias operates in mass media with regard to coverage of these issues. While some research claims that journalists are overly negative and biased against government officials, some reveals that journalists favor citizens groups. Still other studies contend there is a liberal bias in the media, a progovernment bias, or a bias in favor of advertisers and business interests. Through his analysis, DiMaggio is the first to systematically examine all of these competing interpretations. He concludes that reporters tailor stories to corporate and government interests, but argues that the ability to “manufacture consent” from the public in favor of these elite views is far from guaranteed. According to DiMaggio, citizens often make use of their own personal experiences and prior attitudes to challenge official narratives.
Categories: History

From Prescription to Persuasion

From Prescription to Persuasion

economy . To these motives and assumptions was added the assumption that a transformed society would also be more orderly . The expectation was that prosperity would follow the rise of port towns and economic diversification , but of no ...

Author: John C. Rainbolt

Publisher: Port Washington, N.Y : Kennikat Press

ISBN: UCAL:B4181106

Category: Mercantile system

Page: 218

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A history of American railroading with a commentary on its status today.
Categories: Mercantile system

Issues in Advertising

Issues in Advertising

Papers presented at a conference sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and held June 10-11, 1976 in Washington, D.C. Includes bibliographical references.

Author: David G. Tuerck

Publisher: Aei Press

ISBN: UVA:X000110518

Category: Advertising

Page: 284

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Papers presented at a conference sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and held June 10-11, 1976 in Washington, D.C. Includes bibliographical references.
Categories: Advertising

The Political Economy of Business Ethics in East Asia

The Political Economy of Business Ethics in East Asia

Authors in this volume ask how, and why, governments in pre-modern Joseon Korea, modern Korea, and modern Japan used moral persuasion of different kinds in designing national economic institutions.

Author: Ingyu Oh

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081006955

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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The Political Economy of Business Ethics in East Asia: A Historical and Comparative Perspective deals with modes of ethical persuasion in both public and private sectors of the national economy in East Asia, from the periods of the fourteenth century, to the modern era. Authors in this volume ask how, and why, governments in pre-modern Joseon Korea, modern Korea, and modern Japan used moral persuasion of different kinds in designing national economic institutions. Case studies demonstrate that the concept of modes of exchange first developed by John Lie (1992) provides a more convincing explanation on the evolution of pre-modern and modern economic institutions compared with Marx’s modes of production as historically-specific social relations, or Smith’s free market as a terminal stage of human economic development. The pre-modern and modern cases presented in this volume reveal that different modes of exchange have coexisted throughout human history. Furthermore, business ethics or corporate social responsibility is not a purely European economic ideology because manorial, market, entrepreneurial, and mercantilist moral persuasions had widely been used by state rulers and policymakers in East Asia for their programs of advancing dissimilar modes of exchange. In a similar vein, the domination of the market and entrepreneurial modes in the twenty-first century world is also complemented by other competing modes of change, such as state welfarism, public sector economies, and protectionism. Compares Chinese, Japanese, and Korean business ethics from a comparative and historical context Explores recent theoretical approaches to capitalist development in modern history in non-Western regions Discusses the theoretical usefulness of new institutionalism, modes of exchange, and neoclassical discussions of business ethics Evaluates historical texts in their own languages in its attempt to compare Chinese, Japanese, and Korean business ethics in the pre-modern and modern times
Categories: Political Science

Legacies Logics Logistics

Legacies  Logics  Logistics

In Economic Persuasions, ed. Stephen Gudeman, 63–96. New York: Berghan. Guyer, Jane I. 1978. “The Food Economy and French Colonial Rule in Central Cameroun.

Author: Jane I. Guyer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226326900

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Legacies, Logics, Logistics brings together a set of essays, written both before and after the financial crisis of 2007–08, by eminent Africanist and economic anthropologist Jane I. Guyer. Each was written initially for a conference on a defined theme. When they are brought together and interpreted as a whole by Guyer, these varied essays show how an anthropological and socio-historical approach to economic practices—both in the West and elsewhere—can illuminate deep facets of economic life that the big theories and models may fail to capture. Focusing on economic actors—whether ordinary consumers or financial experts—Guyer traces how people and institutions hold together past experiences (legacies), imagined scenarios and models (logics), and situational challenges (logistics) in a way that makes the performance of economic life (on platforms made of these legacies, logics, and logistics) work in practice. Individual essays explore a number of topics—including time frames and the future, the use of percentages in observations and judgments, the explanation of prices, the coexistence of different world currencies, the reapplication of longtime economic theories in new settings, and, crucially, how we talk about the economy, how we use stable terms to describe a turbulent system. Valuable as standalone pieces, the essays build into a cogent method of economic anthropology.
Categories: Social Science

Personality and Persuasion

Personality and Persuasion

Many would instantly associate classical economics with efficiency in allocating resources. Students of economics will recall the textbook definition of the field as "the study of scarcity," and neo-classical economists certainly do ...

Author: Curtis P. Haugtvedt

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435030635296

Category: Accounting

Page: 30

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Categories: Accounting

The Postcolonial World

The Postcolonial World

banking system and its own indebtedness to international financial markets. ... Commentators of all political and economic persuasions and affiliations have ...

Author: Jyotsna G. Singh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315297675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 562

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The Postcolonial World presents an overview of the field and extends critical debate in exciting new directions. It provides an important and timely reappraisal of postcolonialism as an aesthetic, political, and historical movement, and of postcolonial studies as a multidisciplinary, transcultural field. Essays map the terrain of the postcolonial as a global phenomenon at the intersection of several disciplinary inquiries. Framed by an introductory chapter and a concluding essay, the eight sections examine: Affective, Postcolonial Histories Postcolonial Desires Religious Imaginings Postcolonial Geographies and Spatial Practices Human Rights and Postcolonial Conflicts Postcolonial Cultures and Digital Humanities Ecocritical Inquiries in Postcolonial Studies Postcolonialism versus Neoliberalism The Postcolonial World looks afresh at re-emerging conditions of postcoloniality in the twenty-first century and draws on a wide range of representational strategies, cultural practices, material forms, and affective affiliations. The volume is an essential reading for scholars and students of postcolonialism.
Categories: Literary Criticism