Breaks the spell of economic thought by interrogating the widespread language and logic of “incentives” in public life from a Lacanian perspective.
Uses popular films to reveal the tensions generated during Japan’s postwar "economic miracle," challenging the prevailing view that it was a story of great national success.
Explores the duality between humans and Earth through a focus on the economic system changes that began with grain agriculture and has now reached its apogee in global capitalism.
Demonstrates that a true liberal capitalism has the capacity to enable personal well-being while dealing with new challenges such as pandemics, climate change, and automation.
Traces the inner connections between the second slavery in the Americas, slavery in Africa, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, and the "Great Transformation" of the nineteenth century world economy.
Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.
Analyzes contemporary capitalism through the products of culture and art for fresh insight into emancipatory possibilities concealed within capitalism’s darkest dynamics.
Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.
Groundbreaking analysis of how colonialism created new conceptual categories and spatial forms that reshaped rural societies.
Explores the current and future trajectories of the paradigm of postsocialism.
Sheds new light on both pro and antislavery politics in the nineteenth-century Americas.
Traces the historical development of slave labor and plantation agriculture in nineteenth-century Martinique.
Documents the rise and fall of a market economy in China from 1000-1500.
Addresses the power of oligopolistic corporations in contemporary society.
A comprehensive look at the economic relations among states, and how they might be better optimized.
Analysis on a dual insurance regulation system and its effectiveness relevant to the current system of regulation.
Uses the interdisciplinary approach of evolutionary economics to explore the history of land domestication in the United States.
Traces the history of two rival American economic moralities from colonial times to the present.
Examines the possibilities of global governance in the wake of the challenges of globalization.
Argues that institutional context drives economic globalization in the United States and Britain.
Challenges existing views of crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Argues that recent initiatives by industrial management were directed more toward short-term gains than improving efficiency.
Offers an analysis of the dynamics of Taiwan's export-oriented industrialization, particularly its impact on women and other workers.
Examines the nature of international economic leadership since the seventeenth century.
Explores the social and economic transformations of the mid-Hudson River Valley during the key expansionist period in American history.
In-depth case study of Costa Rican economic reform efforts.
Traces the history of European monetary negotiations from the 1960s to the 1990s.
An anthology of original essays on the history of work experience in automobile factories, from 1913 to the present.
John Mitchell was a contradictory figure, representing the best and worst labor leadership had to offer at the turn of the century. Articulate, intelligent, and a skillful negotiator, Mitchell made effective ...
This work reframes sixteenth-century history , incorporating the Ottoman empire more thoroughly into European, Asian and world history. It analyzes the Ottoman Empire's expansion eastward in the contexts ...
This book maps the development of a regional elite and its persistence as an economic upper class through the nineteenth century. Farrell's study traces the kinship networks and overlapping business ties ...
This book contains a series of interpretive essays on the most dramatic aspects of American economic growth during the last century—the sweeping technological and organizational changes in manufacturing ...
The American West did not grow in isolation from the East. On the contrary, New York financiers and other eastern entrepreneurs were crucial to America's western economic development, providing the necessary ...
"Of the many sources of power, these essays deal with only one: physical violence and the threat of violence exerted by some men over others. " Thus Frederic C. Lane introduces his essays on profits and ...