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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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Abstract

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?

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2003 Economic and Political Weekly
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations > N10 - General, International, or Comparative
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Collections > Economists Online
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Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 12:05
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/47106/

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