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Moral economy versus political economy: provincializing Polanyi

Holmwood, John


John Holmwood


Christian Karner

Bernard Weicht


This theoretically focused chapter by John Holmwood adopts a strategy of conceptual ‘provincializing’ and thereby reveals race as a lacuna in Polanyian and neo-Polanyian scholarship. Alongside its wide-ranging theoretical engagement, including innovative postcolonial reflections, Holmwood’s discussion is extraordinarily timely, engaging with US ‘race relations’ and the current ‘asylum crisis’ in large parts of Europe, as well as with wider currents of marketization. Racism is thereby analysed in both its deeper historical and current socioeconomic contexts.

Online Publication Date May 27, 2016
Publication Date May 30, 2016
Deposit Date May 11, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 28, 2019
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 143-166
Book Title The Commonalities of Global Crises: Markets, Communities and Nostalgia
ISBN 9781137502711
Keywords colonialism, class, markets, neo-liberalism, race
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Additional Information John Holmwood, From political economy to moral economy: provincializing Polanyi, Palgrave Macmillan UK, reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.

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