Moral economy versus political economy: provincializing Polanyi

Holmwood, John (2016) Moral economy versus political economy: provincializing Polanyi. In: The commonalities of global crises: markets, communities and nostalgia. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 143-166. ISBN 9781137502711

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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.

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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. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: and
Keywords: colonialism, class, markets, neo-liberalism, race
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Social Policy
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Depositing User: Holmwood, Professor John
Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 08:19
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 17:49

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