The Testaments out now
Reconstructing Karl Polanyi: Excavation and Critique (Paperback)
  • Reconstructing Karl Polanyi: Excavation and Critique (Paperback)
zoom

Reconstructing Karl Polanyi: Excavation and Critique (Paperback)

(author)
£21.99
Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 20/09/2016
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
*Shortlisted for the Deutscher Memorial Prize 2017*

Karl Polanyi's contribution to political economy and social science is immeasurable. In Reconstructing Karl Polanyi, Gareth Dale, foremost scholar and biographer of Polanyi, provides a sweeping survey of his contributions to the social sciences.

An opponent of traditional economics and a believer in economics' contingency to society and culture, Polanyi's work has a cross-disciplinary appeal, finding popularity in anthropology, economic history, economic sociology and political science. Paradoxical formulations, such as 'liberal socialist' and 'cosmopolitan patriot', are often used to describe Polanyi's intellectual and political vision. In exploring these paradoxes, Dale draws upon original writings and transcripts to reconstruct Polanyi's views on a range of topics long neglected in critical literature; including the history of antiquity, the evolution and dynamics of Stalin's Russia, McCarthyism and Polanyi's critical dialogue with Marxism.

Accompanying the reconstruction of his work is Dale's analysis of Polanyi's relevance to current issues, notably the 'clash' between democracy and capitalism, and the nature and trajectory of European unification. This proves an indispensable critical guide to Polanyian thought.

Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745335186
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 215 x 135 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Indispensable for understanding and applying Polanyian thought. Dale's book is a model of critical scholarship, placing Polanyi in historical context and skillfully tracing the development of his theory' -- Wolfgang Streeck, Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, author of Buying Time and How Will Capitalism End?
'A great asset for the left in the critique of capitalist market economy' -- Tamas Krausz, author of Reconstructing Lenin: An Intellectual Biography (Monthly Review Press, 2015)
'A magisterial culmination of the author's extensive decade-long research' -- LSE Review of Books
'Revitalises, brings back, and inverts Polanyi's thought' -- Alicia Giron, Professor and Researcher of the Economic Research Institute (IIEc) at the National University of Mexico
'No one digs deeper than Gareth Dale into Polanyi's mindset, into his politics as well as his scholarship' -- Chris Hann, Director, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany
'Full of gems and every paragraph reads like a dense fascinating summary of big debates ... there is much of interest here' -- Green Left Weekly

You may also be interested in...

First Man In
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Napoleon
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Churchill
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Paperback
The Cut Out Girl
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Queen Victoria
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
For the Record
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
Permanent Record
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Skripal Files
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Bloody Brilliant Women
Added to basket
Gentleman Jack
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
I Am Dynamite!
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
Added to basket
The Only Plane in the Sky
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.