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Commodified money and crustacean nations1

Radhika Desai

in Karl Polanyi and twenty-first-century capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526127884
eISBN:
9781526155450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127891.00011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Though Polanyi referred to three distinct fictitious commodities, one, money, and the fate of the apex structure that commodified it, the gold standard, structured The Great Transformation’s ... More


Karl Polanyi and twenty-first-century capitalism

Radhika Desai and Kari Polanyi Levitt (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526127884
eISBN:
9781526155450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127891
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Karl Polanyi (1886–1964) returned to public discourse in the 1990s, when the Soviet Union imploded and globalization erupted. Best known for The Great Transformation, Polanyi’s wide-ranging thought ... More


Fictitious but Not Utopian: Land Commodification and Dispossession in Rural India

Michael Levien

in Land Fictions: The Commodification of Land in City and Country

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753732
eISBN:
9781501753749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753732.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter traces the conversion of feudal land tenures into private agricultural property in the immediate post-Independence period, a subsequent phase of agricultural corporatism, and the recent ... More


Fictitious ideas, social facts and the double movement: Polanyi’s framework in the age of neoliberalism

Claus Thomasberger

in Karl Polanyi and twenty-first-century capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526127884
eISBN:
9781526155450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127891.00015
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the last decades, Karl Polanyi has gained recognition as one of the most important social scientists of the twentieth century. His seminal book, The Great Transformation, is listed among ... More


Capitalism’s Raggedy Edges: People, Earth, Finance

Eric Sheppard

in Limits to Globalization: The Disruptive Geographies of Capitalist Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199681167
eISBN:
9780191761249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681167.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Earth exceeds globalizing capitalism, whose raggedy edges are characterized by a complex dialectic. While such edges are enrolled in its expansion, they consistently exceed its logic (challenging its ... More


A Brexit from neoliberalism?

Bryn Jones and Michael O’Donnell

in Alternatives to Neoliberalism: Towards Equality and Democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447331148
eISBN:
9781447331162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331148.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This conclusion brings together key points from the alternative macro-paradigms in Part I, the institutional parameters and reforms to these, discussed in Part II– and the political and economic ... More


Transnational Standards and Empty Spaces

Tim Bartley

in Rules without Rights: Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198794332
eISBN:
9780191835841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794332.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A vast new world of transnational standards has emerged, covering issues from human rights to sustainability to food safety. This chapter develops a framework for making sense of this new global ... More


Where Materiality Meets Subjectivity: Locating the Political in the Contested Fiction of Urban Land in Camden, New Jersey

Robert W. Lake

in Land Fictions: The Commodification of Land in City and Country

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753732
eISBN:
9781501753749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753732.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines two interrelated practices integral to the construction of urban land as a fictitious commodity in the redevelopment of Camden, New Jersey. It begins with the process of rule ... More


Emergence of the Isolated Household

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/9780190062842.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Economic Systems

We here explore the gradual emasculation of the household as the basic unit of provisioning during the four evolutionary phases of capitalism. This economic history reveals a gradual redefinition of ... More


Monsieur le Capital and Madame la Terre on the brink

Penelope Ciancanelli and David Fasenfest

in Towards Just and Sustainable Economies: The Social and Solidarity Economy North and South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447327226
eISBN:
9781447327240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327226.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Marx and Polanyi each proposed that land, labour and capital are central aspects of capitalist development. For Marx they were the foundation of a free-trade ideology that obscured labour’s central ... More


Reimagining the Individual

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/9780190062842.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Economic Systems

Beginning in the 1980s, inequality of incomes in the metropolitan core began to increase. This great divergence was most pronounced in the Anglophone world—Great Britain, the United States, Canada, ... More


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