Postcolonialism Meets Economics
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.
PART I The space of postcoloniality
a comment on ZeinElabdin and Charusheela
Disciplining postcolonialism and postcolonizing the disciplines
PART II Economics as a colonial discourse of modernity
Economics as a colonial discourse of modernity
Political economy and postcolonial modernities
PART III Economics as a contemporary hegemonic discourse
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