Imagining Economics Otherwise: Encounters with Identity/Difference

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Routledge, Oct 4, 2007 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
It is possible to beirrational without beinguneconomic ? What is the link betweenValue andvalues ? What do economists do when theyexplain ? We live in times when the economic logic has become unquestionable and all-powerful so that our quotidian economic experiences are defined by their scientific construal. This book is the result of a


Acknowledgements xvii
Enlightenment epistemology and the subjectworld of economics 29
Modernist rendition of knowledge and the question of difference 89
Juxtaposing questions of identity and the economic 119
Bibliography 243
Index 271

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Nitasha Kaul is an economist, novelist, theorist, poet. She has a joint doctorate in Economics and Philosophy and was previously a tenured Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics department at the Bristol Business School.?She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster in London, and an Associate Professor in Creative Writing at the Royal Thimphu College in Bhutan. She speaks?within and outside academia, and has published books, essays in edited volumes, journal articles, and newspaper comments on the diverse themes of identity, economics, critical social theory, democracy, technology, gender, civic governmentality, and politics of knowledge production. Her novel Residue was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2009.?Her next book is a scholarly monograph on the history, politics, and economy of Bhutan, the land of Gross National Happiness (GNH).?