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Postmodernism, Economics, and Knowledge

Postmodernism, Economics, and Knowledge Postmodernism, Economics, and Knowledge. Edited by Stephen Cullenberg, Jack Amariglio, and David Ruccio. London: Routledge, 2001. 495 pp. $140.00. Postmodernism: everyone talks about it; no one seems to be exactly certain what it is. Postmodernism and postmodernist thinking seem to pop up everywhere in contemporary intellectual life, and yet even those of us who claim to feel a certain affinity for such ideas often have a difficult time explaining exactly what we have an affinity for, and fumble embarrassingly for words when asked to summarize the postmodernist “position” in our research or in the classroom. Given all this, this reader’s initial reaction to a volume titled Postmodernism, Economics, and Knowledge was rather skeptical. That skepticism quickly faded as I actually started to work through this important work. The book consists of the editors’ opening chapter and six sections containing two or three papers on a relatively common theme, followed by a brief comment on the papers in each section (written by someone who is neither a paper author nor one of the editors). The idea for the volume came out of a conference held at the University of California, Riverside, in 1995, but the papers all seem to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png History of Political Economy Duke University Press

Postmodernism, Economics, and Knowledge

History of Political Economy , Volume 35 (3) – Sep 1, 2003

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2003 by Duke University Press
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0018-2702
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1527-1919
DOI
10.1215/00182702-35-3-577
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Postmodernism, Economics, and Knowledge. Edited by Stephen Cullenberg, Jack Amariglio, and David Ruccio. London: Routledge, 2001. 495 pp. $140.00. Postmodernism: everyone talks about it; no one seems to be exactly certain what it is. Postmodernism and postmodernist thinking seem to pop up everywhere in contemporary intellectual life, and yet even those of us who claim to feel a certain affinity for such ideas often have a difficult time explaining exactly what we have an affinity for, and fumble embarrassingly for words when asked to summarize the postmodernist “position” in our research or in the classroom. Given all this, this reader’s initial reaction to a volume titled Postmodernism, Economics, and Knowledge was rather skeptical. That skepticism quickly faded as I actually started to work through this important work. The book consists of the editors’ opening chapter and six sections containing two or three papers on a relatively common theme, followed by a brief comment on the papers in each section (written by someone who is neither a paper author nor one of the editors). The idea for the volume came out of a conference held at the University of California, Riverside, in 1995, but the papers all seem to

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History of Political EconomyDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2003

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