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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. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (13 Feb 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2021 14:39
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2021 14:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109117

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