Only in the past twenty years have debates surrounding modernism and postmodernism emerged within the discipline of economics. This new way of thinking rejects claims that science and mathematics provide the only models for the structure of economic knowledge. This highly important volume brings together the essays of top theorists to debate issues in the following areas: * Modernism and postmodernism * Reading, symbols, changing subjects and discerning bodies in economic discourse * Gendered subjectivities in Neoclassical economics * Feminist/postmodern econoics * Postmodernism, economic rationality and the problem of 'representation' * Is there a (postmodern) alternative in Economics? From markets to gifts. Postmodernism, Economics and Knowledge does not require the reader to have an economics background; it is an accessible text providing a broad view of each topic, followed by a critique and comment to end each section. It will serve as an invaluable reference tool for all studying postmodernism and the history of economic thought. Suzanne Bergeron, University of Michigan, USA; S.
Charusheela, University of Hawaii; Brian Cooper , State University of New York, USA, Indraneel Dasgupta, University of Nottingham
Stephen Cullenberg is Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of California, Riverside. Jack Amariglio is Professor of Economics at Merrimack College. David F. Ruccion is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame.
Release date Australia
May 17th, 2001
Edited by David F. Ruccio
Edited by Jack Amariglio
Edited by Stephen E. Cullenberg