Economic Imaginaries and Economic Transformation

In a lecture prepared for the Institute for Advanced Studies, Bob Jessop, Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University, will face the anthropological concept of culture in the study of economic development and consider its usefulness. Bob Jessop advocates a different approach to culture and development, taken from the “cultural political economy.” It emphasizes the role of creating meanings as part of a comparative economic analysis and suggests that the development is rather discontinuous, qualitative change than a purely linear expansion


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