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The Emergence of the Idea of Institutions as Repositories of Knowledge

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter traces the history of the idea of organizational learning back to last quarter of the 19th century. In focuses on George Henry Lewes's concept of the ‘general mind’ and Thorstein ... More


Thorstein Veblen’s Appropriation of Technik

Eric Schatzberg

in Technology: Critical History of a Concept

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583839
eISBN:
9780226584027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584027.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the early twentieth century, American social scientists created a new discourse around the term technology. These scholars, most important Thorstein Veblen, replaced the original meaning of ... More


Social Science and the Pragmatic Consumer, 1890–1928

Charles F. McGovern

in Sold American: Consumption and Citizenship, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830338
eISBN:
9781469606040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876640_mcgovern.8
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the emergence of the modern consumer movement, focusing on three critical social scientists who analyzed the cultural sources of demand and the conditions under which consumers ... More


Against the “Attack on Linking”: Rearticulating the “Jewish Intellectual” for Today

Martin Land

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins by tracing the assertions that link the predominance of Jews in critical discourses to Jewish marginality to a 1919 essay by Thorstein Veblen. Veblen does not argue that ... More


American Concerns: Trade and Trusts; Enriched and the Rich

John Kenneth Galbraith

in Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171647
eISBN:
9781400889075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171647.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the American preoccupation with money. While there was little concern in the United States for the central themes of classical economics or for the Marxian and other forms of ... More


The longue durée in the north Aegean

Zosia Halina Archibald

in Ancient Economies of the Northern Aegean: Fifth to First Centuries BC

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682119
eISBN:
9780191762727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682119.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter looks at the long-term changes in the various ecological zones of the north Aegean that provide the framework within which we can begin to understand the specific, medium-term changes ... More


Conceptualizing Production

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

in Conceptualizing Capitalism: Institutions, Evolution, Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226168005
eISBN:
9780226168142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226168142.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

As a prelude to the consideration of capitalist and post-capitalist possibilities, this chapter considers the general nature of the production process. After a review of key contributions by ... More


Theoretically Checking In

David Brody

in Housekeeping By Design: Hotels and Labor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226389097
eISBN:
9780226389264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389264.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The first chapter is inspired by Wayne Koestenbaum’s Hotel Theory, which approaches hotels as a personal and theoretical conundrum. In this chapter, Brody uses theory to define the parameters of his ... More


The Architects of the Progressive Marital Ideal

Clare Virginia Eby

in Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter defines the self-consciously “progressive” theory of marriage developed by sexologist Havelock Ellis, anthropologist Elsie Clews Parsons, feminist theorists Charlotte Perkins Gilman and ... More


John Dewey, Institutional Economics, and Confucian Democracies

Larry A. Hickman

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter places the Confucian tradition in conversation with American Pragmatism in its discussion of an alternative to neoclassical economics advanced by John Dewey and others, including ... More


Growing Agrarian Reformers in the Midwest: A Collective Biography

Jess Gilbert and Richard S. Kirkendall

in Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207316
eISBN:
9780300213393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207316.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter outlines the collective biography of six agrarian intellectuals who were behind the New Deal: Henry A. Wallace, M. L. Wilson, Howard R. Tolley, L. C. Gray, Carl C. Taylor, and Bushrod W. ... More


A Genealogy of the Field from Adam Smith to the Mid-Twentieth Century

Georg Menz

in Comparative Political Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199579983
eISBN:
9780191846779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199579983.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter charts the foundations of the subfield by taking the reader on a tour of key thinkers in political economy from the eighteenth century onwards. The breakaway of political economy and ... More


Societies and economies

Zosia Halina Archibald

in Ancient Economies of the Northern Aegean: Fifth to First Centuries BC

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682119
eISBN:
9780191762727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682119.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of the discourse on ancient economies, and seeks to apply recent models and concepts to the north Aegean area. Twentieth-century ... More


Conclusions: Living in a Veblenian World

Lilach Gilady

in The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers two examples of contemporary conspicuous consumption, the giant bronze statue in Senegal and the proposed resurrection of the Colossus of Rhodes in Greece, to illustrate the ... More


Sacrifice, or the Religious Mode of Production

Robert A. Yelle

in Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226585451
eISBN:
9780226585628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585628.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 begins to accumulate evidence of the inability of so- called rational- choice theories, which maintain that individuals pursue individual economic interest, to account for such ... More


Engineers or Managers? The Systems Analysis of Electronic Data Processing in the Federal Bureaucracy

Atsushi Akera

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter aims to address the question of who controlled the introduction of electronic data processing (EDP) systems into the federal bureaucracy. Here the technicians were clearly treading upon ... More


The Crisis of Capitalism

Daniel W. Bromley

in Possessive Individualism: A Crisis of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190062842
eISBN:
9780190062873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062842.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Economic Systems

Why are the richest and most advanced economies facing political turmoil? Why have so many poor countries in the agrarian periphery continued to languish under defective governance that yields ... More


Escaping Possessive Individualism

Daniel W. Bromley

in Possessive Individualism: A Crisis of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190062842
eISBN:
9780190062873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062842.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Economic Systems

Contemporary economics stands implicated in the triumph of possessive individualism. In viewing the individual as nothing but a utility-maximizing consumer, economic theory offers apologetics for the ... More


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