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Book review: Veblen: the making of an economist who unmade economics by Charles Camic

Mead, Geoffrey (2021) Book review: Veblen: the making of an economist who unmade economics by Charles Camic. LSE Review of Books (28 Jan 2021). Blog Entry.

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In Veblen: The Making of an Economist Who Unmade Economics, Charles Camic challenges the longstanding portayal of economic theorist Thorstein Veblen as a maverick outsider. Tracing the development of Veblen’s intellectual practices and affiliations, Camic instead finds an academic who was distinctly an insider, yet who turned his orthodox training against prevailing opinion. Offering an excellent account of how Veblen arrived at his influential contributions to economic theory and paying close attention to how abstract ideas get embedded in institutions and practices, this book is a worthy model for historians of the social sciences and sociologists of knowledge, writes Geoffrey Mead. Veblen: The Making of an Economist Who Unmade Economics. Charles Camic. Harvard University Press. 2020.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2021 12:00
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108785

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