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Markets in Historical Contexts: Ideas and Politics in the Modern World, and: Financial Missionaries to the World: The Politics and Culture of Dollar Diplomacy, 1900-1930 (review)

Markets in Historical Contexts: Ideas and Politics in the Modern World, and: Financial... Jürgen Zimmerer emphasizes how the drive for a Germanic lebensraum in eastern Europe conformed to settler-colonial models elsewhere, while Isabel Heinemann discusses the Nazis' abduction of Polish children who allegedly looked "Aryan" for assimilation into the German population. In combination with the varied and sustained application of genocide-studies discourse to the particular case of Australia, these two articles open up the field very usefully, providing a solid comparative basis for comprehending--and, if it is not too much to hope, for restraining--the world-historical scourge of genocide. patrick wolfe Victoria University of Technology, Australia Markets in Historical Contexts: Ideas and Politics in the Modern World. Edited by mark bevir and frank trentmann. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2004. 268 pp. $70.00 (cloth). Financial Missionaries to the World: The Politics and Culture of Dollar Diplomacy, 1900­1930. By emily s. rosenberg. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2004. 352 pp. $22.95 (paper). In his book The Great Transformation, Karl Polanyi posed what elsewhere I termed "Polanyi's Paradox" 1 : the self-adjusting market, Polanyi suggested, "could not exist for any length of time without annihilating the human and natural substance of society." 2 Society must, therefore, take measures to protect itself. However, "whatever measures it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Markets in Historical Contexts: Ideas and Politics in the Modern World, and: Financial Missionaries to the World: The Politics and Culture of Dollar Diplomacy, 1900-1930 (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 16 (4)

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Jürgen Zimmerer emphasizes how the drive for a Germanic lebensraum in eastern Europe conformed to settler-colonial models elsewhere, while Isabel Heinemann discusses the Nazis' abduction of Polish children who allegedly looked "Aryan" for assimilation into the German population. In combination with the varied and sustained application of genocide-studies discourse to the particular case of Australia, these two articles open up the field very usefully, providing a solid comparative basis for comprehending--and, if it is not too much to hope, for restraining--the world-historical scourge of genocide. patrick wolfe Victoria University of Technology, Australia Markets in Historical Contexts: Ideas and Politics in the Modern World. Edited by mark bevir and frank trentmann. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2004. 268 pp. $70.00 (cloth). Financial Missionaries to the World: The Politics and Culture of Dollar Diplomacy, 1900­1930. By emily s. rosenberg. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2004. 352 pp. $22.95 (paper). In his book The Great Transformation, Karl Polanyi posed what elsewhere I termed "Polanyi's Paradox" 1 : the self-adjusting market, Polanyi suggested, "could not exist for any length of time without annihilating the human and natural substance of society." 2 Society must, therefore, take measures to protect itself. However, "whatever measures it

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