A Tale of Two Capitalisms: Sacred Economics in by Supritha Rajan

By Supritha Rajan

No questions are extra urgent at the present time than the moral dimensions of worldwide capitalism when it comes to an inconsistently secularized modernity. A story of 2 Capitalisms offers a well timed reaction to those questions through reexamining the highbrow historical past of capitalist economics through the 19th century. Rajan’s bold ebook strains the missed relationships among nineteenth-century political economic climate, anthropology, and literature to be able to display how those discourses buttress a dominant narrative of self-interested capitalism that obscures a submerged narrative inside political financial system. This submerged narrative discloses political economy’s function in burgeoning theories of faith, in addition to its underlying ethos of reciprocity, communality, and simply distribution.

Drawing on a magnificent diversity of literary, anthropological, and monetary writings from the eighteenth during the twenty-first century, Rajan deals an artistic, interdisciplinary account of why this moment narrative of capitalism has see you later escaped our detect. The publication provides an remarkable family tree of key anthropological and fiscal strategies, demonstrating how notions of sacrifice, the sacred, ritual, totemism, and magic remained conceptually intertwined with capitalist theories of price and trade in either sociological and literary discourses.

Rajan provides an unique framework for discussing the moral beliefs that proceed to notify modern worldwide capitalism and its fraught dating to the secular. Its revisionary argument brings new perception into the heritage of capitalist notion and modernity that might have interaction students throughout numerous disciplines.




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