Economic Persuasions

In this book, international scholars from anthropology and economics adopt a rhetorical perspective in order to make sense of material life and the theories about it.

Economic Persuasions

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845459261

Page: 238

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As the transition from socialism to a market economy gathered speed in the early 1990s, many people proclaimed the final success of capitalism as a practice and neoliberal economics as its accompanying science. But with the uneven achievements of the "transition"-the deepening problems of "development," persistent unemployment, the widening of the wealth gap, and expressions of resistance-the discipline of economics is no longer seen as a mirror of reality or as a unified science. How should we understand economics and, more broadly, the organization and disorganization of material life? In this book, international scholars from anthropology and economics adopt a rhetorical perspective in order to make sense of material life and the theories about it. Re-examining central problems in the two fields and using ethnographic and historical examples, they explore the intersections between these disciplines, contrast their methods and epistemologies, and show how a rhetorical approach offers a new mode of analysis while drawing on established contributions.

Economic Persuasions

us to participate in everyday economic life ? We are not asking about the persuasions given by market incentives or about individuals balancing rewards and ...

Economic Persuasions

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845454364

Page: 228

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As the transition from socialism to a market economy gathered speed in the early 1990s, many people proclaimed the final success of capitalism as a practice and neoliberal economics as its accompanying science. But with the uneven achievements of the "transition"--the deepening problems of "development," persistent unemployment, the widening of the wealth gap, and expressions of resistance--the discipline of economics is no longer seen as a mirror of reality or as a unified science. How should we understand economics and, more broadly, the organization and disorganization of material life? In this book, international scholars from anthropology and economics adopt a rhetorical perspective in order to make sense of material life and the theories about it. Re-examining central problems in the two fields and using ethnographic and historical examples, they explore the intersections between these disciplines, contrast their methods and epistemologies, and show how a rhetorical approach offers a new mode of analysis while drawing on established contributions.

Economy and Ritual

According to accepted wisdom, rational practices and ritual action are opposed. Rituals drain wealth from capital investment and draw on a mode of thought different from practical ideas. The studies in this volume contest this view.

Economy and Ritual

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785335197

Page: 214

View: 406

According to accepted wisdom, rational practices and ritual action are opposed. Rituals drain wealth from capital investment and draw on a mode of thought different from practical ideas. The studies in this volume contest this view. Comparative, historical, and contemporary, the six ethnographies extend from Macedonia to Kyrgyzstan. Each one illuminates the economic and ritual changes in an area as it emerged from socialism and (re-)entered market society. Cutting against the idea that economy only means markets and that market action exhausts the meaning of economy, the studies show that much of what is critical for a people’s economic life takes place outside markets and hinges on ritual, understood as the negation of the everyday world of economising.

Essays in Persuasion

The essays in this volume show Keynes' attempts to influence the course of events by public persuasion over the period of 1919-40.

Essays in Persuasion

Author: J. Keynes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134959072X

Page: 451

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This reissue of the authoritative Royal Economic Society edition of Essays in Persuasion features a new introduction by Donald Moggridge, which discusses the significance of this definitive work. The essays in this volume show Keynes' attempts to influence the course of events by public persuasion over the period of 1919-40.

The Voice of the Poor

Essays cover the interaction between rich and poor nations, economic development, U.S.-Soviet conflicts in Third World nations, the arms race, and inflation What is surprising about these essays is not the insight and grace with which they ...

The Voice of the Poor

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674942967

Page: 88

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Essays cover the interaction between rich and poor nations, economic development, U.S.-Soviet conflicts in Third World nations, the arms race, and inflation

The Art of Economic Persuasion

How the government and private interests in Germany cooperated to create friendly relations with Poland before the fall of communism

The Art of Economic Persuasion

Author: Patricia A. Davis

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472109883

Page: 200

View: 916

How the government and private interests in Germany cooperated to create friendly relations with Poland before the fall of communism

Essays in Persuasion

Whilst a certain proportion of these essays deal with matters which now belong to the past, a considerable number relate to affairs the full course of which has not yet run and where the proposals and ideas set forth still have practical ...

Essays in Persuasion

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789123496

Page: 190

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Essays In Persuasion, which was first published in 1931, was author John Maynard Keynes’ first volume of collected essays. In it he gathered together various writings on public affairs from 1919-1931, including some extracts from his published books. The essays taken as a whole embody forecasts and recommendations made by the author on a variety of subjects which can now be checked by the course of events. Essays In Persuasion is divided into five sections which deal respectively with (1) The Treaty of Peace, (2) Inflation and Deflation, (3) The Return to the Gold Standard, (4) Politics, and (5) The Future. Whilst a certain proportion of these essays deal with matters which now belong to the past, a considerable number relate to affairs the full course of which has not yet run and where the proposals and ideas set forth still have practical application.

Oikos and Market

This volume's six comparative studies of postsocialist villages in Eastern Europe and Asia illuminate the enduring importance of the house economy, which is based not on the market but on the order of the house.

Oikos and Market

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781782386957

Page: 195

View: 957

Self-sufficiency of the house is practiced in many parts of the world but ignored in economic theory, just as socialist collectivization is assumed to have brought household self-sufficiency to an end. The ideals of self-sufficiency, however, continue to shape economic activity in a wide range of postsocialist settings. This volume's six comparative studies of postsocialist villages in Eastern Europe and Asia illuminate the enduring importance of the house economy, which is based not on the market but on the order of the house. These formations show that economies depend not only on the macro institutions of markets and states but also on the micro institutions of families, communities, and house economies, often in an uneasy relationship.

The Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith

This book redresses the balance by providing an introductory and sympathetic discussion of Galbraith's theoretical contributions, introducing the reader to his economics and his broader vision of the economic process.

The Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith

Author: Stephen P. Dunn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492802

Page:

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The recent financial crisis has once again seen John Kenneth Galbraith return to the bestseller lists. Yet, despite the continued popular success of his works, Galbraith's contribution to economic theory is rarely recognized by today's economists. This book redresses the balance by providing an introductory and sympathetic discussion of Galbraith's theoretical contributions, introducing the reader to his economics and his broader vision of the economic process. The book highlights and explains key features of Galbraith's economic thought, including his penetrating critique of society, his distinctive methodology, his specific brand of Keynesianism and his original - but largely ignored - contribution to the theory of the firm. It also presents, for the first time, a detailed examination of Galbraith's monetary economics and revisits his analysis of financial euphoria. This unique work seeks to rehabilitate Galbraith's contribution, setting out several directions for possible future research in the Galbraithian tradition.

The Politics of Persuasion

To address this challenge, The Politics of Persuasion employs a multifaceted, mixed method approach to studying mass media and public attitudes.

The Politics of Persuasion

Author: Anthony R. DiMaggio

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438463456

Page: 392

View: 430

Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias. Tracking the effects of media content on the public is a difficult endeavor, and media effects vary on a subject-to-subject basis. To address this challenge, The Politics of Persuasion employs a multifaceted, mixed method approach to studying mass media and public attitudes. Anthony R. DiMaggio analyzes more than a dozen case studies covering US domestic economic policy and examines a wide range of theories of how bias operates in mass media with regard to coverage of these issues. While some research claims that journalists are overly negative and biased against government officials, some reveals that journalists favor citizens groups. Still other studies contend there is a liberal bias in the media, a progovernment bias, or a bias in favor of advertisers and business interests. Through his analysis, DiMaggio is the first to systematically examine all of these competing interpretations. He concludes that reporters tailor stories to corporate and government interests, but argues that the ability to “manufacture consent” from the public in favor of these elite views is far from guaranteed. According to DiMaggio, citizens often make use of their own personal experiences and prior attitudes to challenge official narratives.

Issues in Advertising

Papers presented at a conference sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and held June 10-11, 1976 in Washington, D.C. Includes bibliographical references.

Issues in Advertising

Author: David G. Tuerck

Publisher: Aei Press

ISBN:

Page: 284

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Papers presented at a conference sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and held June 10-11, 1976 in Washington, D.C. Includes bibliographical references.

The Political Economy of Business Ethics in East Asia

Authors in this volume ask how, and why, governments in pre-modern Joseon Korea, modern Korea, and modern Japan used moral persuasion of different kinds in designing national economic institutions.

The Political Economy of Business Ethics in East Asia

Author: Ingyu Oh

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081006950

Page: 176

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The Political Economy of Business Ethics in East Asia: A Historical and Comparative Perspective deals with modes of ethical persuasion in both public and private sectors of the national economy in East Asia, from the periods of the fourteenth century, to the modern era. Authors in this volume ask how, and why, governments in pre-modern Joseon Korea, modern Korea, and modern Japan used moral persuasion of different kinds in designing national economic institutions. Case studies demonstrate that the concept of modes of exchange first developed by John Lie (1992) provides a more convincing explanation on the evolution of pre-modern and modern economic institutions compared with Marx’s modes of production as historically-specific social relations, or Smith’s free market as a terminal stage of human economic development. The pre-modern and modern cases presented in this volume reveal that different modes of exchange have coexisted throughout human history. Furthermore, business ethics or corporate social responsibility is not a purely European economic ideology because manorial, market, entrepreneurial, and mercantilist moral persuasions had widely been used by state rulers and policymakers in East Asia for their programs of advancing dissimilar modes of exchange. In a similar vein, the domination of the market and entrepreneurial modes in the twenty-first century world is also complemented by other competing modes of change, such as state welfarism, public sector economies, and protectionism. Compares Chinese, Japanese, and Korean business ethics from a comparative and historical context Explores recent theoretical approaches to capitalist development in modern history in non-Western regions Discusses the theoretical usefulness of new institutionalism, modes of exchange, and neoclassical discussions of business ethics Evaluates historical texts in their own languages in its attempt to compare Chinese, Japanese, and Korean business ethics in the pre-modern and modern times

Bootleggers and Baptists

Economists Adam Smith and Bruce Yandle apply the theory to a wide range of current issues, including the financial crisis, Obamacare and environmental regulation.

Bootleggers and Baptists

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: Cato Inst

ISBN: 9781939709363

Page: 224

View: 284

Policy analysts, academics and journalists lament the influence of money on politics. But in the political economy, politicians often carefully design regulations so that two very different interest groups will be satisfied: “bootleggers,” who seek private benefits, and “Baptists,” who seek to serve the public interest, must both support the regulation. Economists Adam Smith and Bruce Yandle apply the theory to a wide range of current issues, including the financial crisis, Obamacare and environmental regulation.

Intellectual History of Economic Normativities

Ruben George Oliven, “The Money Rhetoric in the United States” in Economic Persuasions, ed. Stephen Gudeman (New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2009), ...

Intellectual History of Economic Normativities

Author: Mikkel Thorup

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137594160

Page: 248

View: 940

The book investigates the many ways that economic and moral reasoning interact, overlap and conflict both historically and at present. The book explores economic and moral thinking as a historically contingent pair using the concept of economic normativities. The contributors use case studies including economic practices, such as trade and finance and tax and famine reforms in the British colonies to explore the intellectual history of how economic and moral issues interrelate.

From Prescription to Persuasion

economy . To these motives and assumptions was added the assumption that a transformed society would also be more orderly . The expectation was that ...

From Prescription to Persuasion

Author: John C. Rainbolt

Publisher: Port Washington, N.Y : Kennikat Press

ISBN:

Page: 218

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A history of American railroading with a commentary on its status today.

Choice Persuasion and Coercion

This volume considers how Spains monarchs faced competing economic, political, and racial interests. In the New World, others besides the rulers, authorities, and elites sought to effect social control.

Choice  Persuasion  and Coercion

Author: Jesús F. de la Teja

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826336460

Page: 338

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"Choice, Persuasion, and Coercion" brings together twelve original essays on Spains presence in North America to understand the circumstances and application of social control. Social control refers to the use of coercion particularly in response to what dominant groups consider deviant behavior among subordinates. Spain attempted to maintain control of vast areas through persuasion, coercion, or indoctrination to make subordinates accept colonial government and behave according to Spanish expectations. This volume considers how Spains monarchs faced competing economic, political, and racial interests. In the New World, others besides the rulers, authorities, and elites sought to effect social control. Ethnic groups and socio-economic classes within colonial communities also exercised control within their own circles. Institutions including the Church, schools, fraternal organizations, and families labored to teach their members to understand their place in society. An examination of social control mechanisms shows how groups and individuals, including native peoples, formed and understood their options in response to colonial rule. These essays seek to understand how people negotiated their relationships with the Spanish state and institutions, and with each other, while conceiving of the frontier region as an incubator of cultural and economic interactions ranging from acceptance to rejection of European norms, often altering those norms in the process. "Published in cooperation with the Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University"Contributors: Juliana Barr is assistant professor atthe University of Florida. Susan M. Deeds is professor of history at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. Jos Cuello directed the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit from 1989 through 2001. Gilbert C. Din is professor emeritus, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado. Alfredo Jimnez is professor emeritus in the department of American History, Universidad de Sevilla. Jane Landers is associate dean of the College of Arts & Science, and associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University Patricia Osante is a researcher in the Historical Institute of Research and coordinates the Northern Mexican History Seminar at the same university. Cynthia Radding is Director of the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico. James A. Sandos is Farquhar Professor of the Southwest at the University of Redlands in southern California. Cecilia Sheridan Prieto works as researcher in the Saltillo, Coahuila, branch of the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologa Social.

The Populist Persuasion

. Beginning with the antislavery crusade of the 1840's, [Kazin] skillfully surveys more than a century of mass protests, using imagery and symbolism as his guides."—David Oshinsky, The New York Times For this revised edition, Michael ...

The Populist Persuasion

Author: Michael Kazin

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801485589

Page: 387

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"Michael Kazin enables us to begin to understand the way in which populism has changed from a politics of the left to a politics of the right. The important questions raised by the success of the populist right in the United States are illuminated in Kazin's splendid and timely book."—Thomas Bender, The Nation"Kazin shows populism's canny ability to mix homespun rhetoric and political savvy. . . . The book explains something very important in American life with scrupulous fairness and a keen eye for the humanizing detail. It is as good a road map as we have to the politics of the people who work hard and play by the rules."—Christopher Caldwell, The Wall Street Journal"A perceptive and passionately liberal book. . . . Beginning with the antislavery crusade of the 1840's, [Kazin] skillfully surveys more than a century of mass protests, using imagery and symbolism as his guides."—David Oshinsky, The New York Times For this revised edition, Michael Kazin has rewritten the final chapter, bringing his coverage of populism up to the present (including a discussion of the 1996 presidential election) and added a conclusion.

Essays in Keynesian Persuasion

This collection of essays of provides a comprehensive and detailed account of several aspects of the Cambridge School of Economics, which featured a number of outstanding figures such as Keynes, Sraffa, Kahn, and Joan Robinson.

Essays in Keynesian Persuasion

Author: Maria Cristina Marcuzzo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527534065

Page: 369

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This collection of essays of provides a comprehensive and detailed account of several aspects of the Cambridge School of Economics, which featured a number of outstanding figures such as Keynes, Sraffa, Kahn, and Joan Robinson. Scholars interested in heterodox economics, the history of economic thought and political economy will find in this book the Keynesian leitmotivs—the fight against unemployment, and the roles of money and uncertainty—which make Keynes’s legacy relevant for today’s world. The contributions here are written in the spirit of Keynes, and are persuasive and accessible to the general public.