Postcolonialism Meets Economics

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Eiman O. Zein-Elabdin, S. Charusheela
Psychology Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 288 pages

In the last half century, economics has taken over from anthropology the role of drawing the powerful conceptual worldviews that organize knowledge and inform policy in both domestic and international contexts. Until now however, the colonial roots of economic theory have remained relatively unstudied. This book changes that.
The wide array of contributions to this book draw on the rapidly growing body of postcolonial studies to critique both orthodox and heterodox economics. This book addresses a large gap in postcolonial studies, which lacks the type of sophisticated analysis of economic questions that it displays in its analysis of culture. The intellectual and disciplinary terrain covered within this book spans economics, history, anthropology, philosophy, literary theory, political science and women's studies.

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Contents

Articulating the postcolonial with economics in mind
21
the 1878 Paris World
91
Economics and the postcolonial other
113
Comments
130
PART III
143
rereading
165
Writing economic theory anOther way
183
Comments
201
bringing postcolonial theory
215
toward a Post
253
Comments
271
Index
281
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