Karl Polanyi : The Limits of the Market (Paperback)

Author: Dale, Gareth

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`This book is a complex and sophisticated analysis of a complex and sophisticated thinker. It is a fair and detailed exposition of all of Polanyi's writings and a careful evaluation of the major criticisms of him.' Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University

`Gareth Dale's book is the most erudite and theoretically comprehensive account of Polanyi's ideas that I have come across. This is above all an exercise in intertextuality and is a remarkable example of intellectual dialogue.' Keith Hart, Goldsmiths, University of London.

`This book will very likely become the definitive source on Polanyi's ideas and the ensuing debates. Gareth Dale combines a respectful and admiring attitude with unassailable theoretical erudition and clear-headed sobriety. Dale's extensive clarification on Polanyi also stands on its own as a serious contribution to current ideological debates and scholarly controversies regarding the prospects of post capitalist transitions.'---Georgi Derluguian, Northwestern University

Karl Polanyi's The Great Transformation is acclaimed as being among the most influential works of economic history in the twentieth century, and remains as vital in the current historical conjuncture as it was in his own. In its critique of nineteenth-century `market fundamentalism' it reads as a warning to our own neoliberal age, and is widely touted as a prophetic guidebook for those who aspire to understand the causes and dynamics of global economic turbulence at the end of the 2000s.

Karl Polanyi: The Limits of the Market is the first comprehensive introduction to Polanyi's ideas and legacy. It assesses not only the texts for which he is famous, prepared during his spells in American academia, but also his journalistic articles, written in his first exile in Vienna, as well as lectures and pamphlets from his second exile in Britain. It provides a detailed critical analysis of The Great Transformation, but also surveys Polanyi's seminal writings on economic anthropology, the economic history of ancient and archaic societies, and political and economic theory. Its primary source base includes interviews with Polanyi's daughter, Kari Polanyi Levitt, as well as the entire compass of his own published and unpublished writings in English and German.

This engaging and accessible introduction to Polanyi's thinking will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences, providing a refreshing perspective on the roots of our current economic crisis.

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Publisher Polity Pr
Mfg Part# 9780745640723
SKU 212360014
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0745640729
Release Date 7/8/2010
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Number of Pages 0309
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