Moral Economy at Work

Moral Economy at Work

2010. 'Moral Economy', in K. Hart, J.L. Laville and A.D. Cattani (eds), The Human Economy: A Citizen's Guide. Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. 187–98. ———. 2018. 'Moral(ity and) Economy: Work, Workfare, and Fairness in Provincial Hungary'.

Author: Lale Yalçın-Heckmann

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781800732353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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The idea of a moral economy has been explored and assessed in numerous disciplines. The anthropological studies in this volume provide a new perspective to this idea by showing how the relations of workers, employees and employers, and of firms, families and households are interwoven with local notions of moralities. From concepts of individual autonomy, kinship obligations, to ways of expressing mutuality or creativity, moral values exert an unrealized influence, and these often produce more consent than resistance or outrage.
Categories: Business & Economics

Neoliberal Moral Economy

Neoliberal Moral Economy

agency and sensitivities, and a strategy of engagement with pro-social morals at work: take (not disown) responsibility, be sensitive to the needs and feelings of the other, limit the harm of and if possible (genuinely) please and ...

Author: Jörg Wiegratz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783488551

Category: Political Science

Page: 375

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This text examines the socio-cultural and especially moral repercussions of embedding neoliberalism in Africa, using the case of Uganda.
Categories: Political Science

Domestication of Media and Technology

Domestication of Media and Technology

Moral economy One of the key concepts in the domestication perspective is `moral economy' (Silverstone et al. ... Silverstone et al. state that they are `vulnerable to the active or reactive work of individuals and households as they ...

Author: Thomas Berker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335224258

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This book provides an overview of a key concept in media and technology studies: domestication. Theories around domestication shed light upon the process in which a technology changes its status from outrageous novelty to an aspect of everyday life which is taken for granted. The contributors collect past, current and future applications of the concept of domestication, critically reflect on its theoretical legacy, and offer comments about further development. The first part of Domestication of Media and Technology provides an overview of the conceptual development and theory of domestication. In the second part of the book, contributors look at a diverse range of empirical studies that use the domestication approach to examine the dynamics between users and technologies. These studies include: Mobile information and communications techologies (ICTs) and the transformation of the relationship between private and the public spheres Home-based internet use: the two-way dynamic between the household and its social environment Disadvantaged women in Europe undertaking introductory internet courses Urban middle-class families in China who embrace ICTs and view them as instruments of upward mobility and symbols of success The book offers valuable insights for both experienced researchers and students looking for an introduction to the concept of domestication. Contributors: Maria Bakardjieva, University of Calgary; Thomas Berker, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Leslie Haddon, Essex University; Maren Hartmann, University of Erfurt; Deirdre Hynes, Dublin City University; Sun Sun Lim, National University of Singapore; Anna Maria Russo Lemor, University of Colorado at Boulder; David Morley, Goldsmiths College, University of London; Jo Pierson, TNO-STB, Delft, Netherlands; Yves Punie, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) in Seville; Els Rommes, Nijmegen University; Roger Silverstone, London School of Economics and Political Science; Knut H. Sørensen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Katie J. Ward, University of Sheffield.
Categories: Social Science

Fan Culture

Fan Culture

The moral economy hence distinguishes between valued and unacceptable fan activities, rendering specific fan responses ... Just as scholar-fandom may, in fact, be multiple, so too may the moral economies at work within fan cultures be ...

Author: Katherine Larsen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443838627

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Fan Culture: Theory/Practice brings together the most current scholarship on fan studies, in a way that makes it accessible and usable for both students and teachers. The essays in this collection explore the relative influence of academic and fan perspectives in the current group of scholar-fans and the ethical dilemmas that sometimes emerge from this interplay of identities, the impact of the increasingly reciprocal relationship between textual producers and consumers, and gender differences in fannish meaning-making and interaction. Fan Studies addresses these current issues through some of the most popular fannish texts, including Doctor Who, Torchwood, Star Wars, Star Trek, Supernatural, Smallville and Twilight. Fan Culture: Theory/Practice is thus designed to challenge some accepted notions, while asking relevant questions about pedagogy. How do we understand the state of the field, and teach fan studies both effectively and responsibly? The essays contained in this volume explore the dominant themes in the field, and seek to situate fan studies as a discipline with a pedagogy of its own.
Categories: Social Science

Re working the Work Ethic

Re working the Work Ethic

The author utilises research in psychology, sociology, economics, and political science to explore the issues of work ethics and commitment to the workplace concluding that changes in social and economic structure call for ingenious ways of ...

Author: Michael Rose

Publisher: London : Batsford academic and educational

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040203692

Category: Labor

Page: 160

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The author utilises research in psychology, sociology, economics, and political science to explore the issues of work ethics and commitment to the workplace concluding that changes in social and economic structure call for ingenious ways of organising and motivating people.
Categories: Labor

The Moral Economy of the Peasant

The Moral Economy of the Peasant

Even in Thailand whose smallholding population was seen as the most stable in the region, much the same process was at work: "As they learned the advantages of credit and the dangers of foreclosure, owners became tenants and tenants ...

Author: James C. Scott

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300021905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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James C. Scott places the critical problem of the peasant household—subsistence—at the center of this study. The fear of food shortages, he argues persuasively, explains many otherwise puzzling technical, social, and moral arrangements in peasant society, such as resistance to innovation, the desire to own land even at some cost in terms of income, relationships with other people, and relationships with institutions, including the state. Once the centrality of the subsistence problem is recognized, its effects on notions of economic and political justice can also be seen. Scott draws from the history of agrarian society in lower Burma and Vietnam to show how the transformations of the colonial era systematically violated the peasants’ “moral economy” and created a situation of potential rebellion and revolution. Demonstrating keen insights into the behavior of people in other cultures and a rare ability to generalize soundly from case studies, Scott offers a different perspective on peasant behavior that will be of interest particularly to political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, and Southeast Asianists. “The book is extraordinarily original and valuable and will have a very broad appeal. I think the central thesis is correct and compelling.”—Clifford Geertz “In this major work, … Scott views peasants as political and moral actors defending their values as well as their individual security, making his book vital to an understanding of peasant politics.”—Library Journal
Categories: Business & Economics

Modernity at Work

Modernity at Work

Wage Labor, Unemployment, and the Moral Economy of Work in a Canadian Inuit Community Pamela Rose Stern. 5 APPENDIX A JOBS INCLUDED IN THE JOB SORT TASK adult |

Author: Pamela Rose Stern

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International

ISBN: UCAL:C3448209

Category: Ethnology

Page: 249

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Categories: Ethnology

The Moral Economy of Labor

The Moral Economy of Labor

Work has great power to undermine or to foster happiness. Bernard feels the moral dimension of labour has been neglected in political theory and practice and he aims to restore productive labour to its place in moral and political debate.

Author: James Bernard Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300054068

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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This concerns the dignity and the degradation of labour. Work has great power to undermine or to foster happiness. Bernard feels the moral dimension of labour has been neglected in political theory and practice and he aims to restore productive labour to its place in moral and political debate.
Categories: Business & Economics

Poverty Work and Freedom

Poverty  Work  and Freedom

This book explores a different approach to poverty, one suggested by the notion of capabilities emphasized by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum.

Author: David P. Levine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139446312

Category: Political Science

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The poor seem easy to identify: those who do not have enough money or enough of the things money can buy. This book explores a different approach to poverty, one suggested by the notion of capabilities emphasized by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum. In the spirit of the capabilities approach, the book argues that poverty refers not to a lack of things but to the lack of the ability to live life in a particular way. The authors argue that the poor are those who cannot live a life that is discovered and created rather than already known. Avoiding poverty, then, means having the capacity and opportunity for creative living. The authors argue that the capacity to do skilled work plays a particularly important role in creative living, and suggest that the development of the ability to do skilled work is a vital part of solving the problem of poverty.
Categories: Political Science