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Economic history and postmodern theory

Roy, Tirthankar (2003) Economic history and postmodern theory. Economic and Political Weekly, 38 (19). pp. 1874-1878. ISSN 0012-9976

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Postmodernism questions the possibility of narratives of 'progress' in the sphere of culture, a position that disagrees with economists' faith in economic progress in which cultural change plays a large role. This fundamental incompatibility has made economic history uncomfortable for historians, and led to a breach between economics and history. Can this rift be repaired?

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Additional Information: © 2003 Economic and Political Weekly
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
JEL classification: N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations > N10 - General, International, or Comparative
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 12:05
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:11

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