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Title
Conventions, the great transformation and actor network theory
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Abstract
»Konventionen, die große Transformation und Actor Network Theory «. This article proceeds from the field of tension between the synchronical approach of the economics of convention and the diachronical approach of economic anthropology (in the tradition of Karl Polanyi). It is argued that the economics of convention remain problematic to historians in that they fail to capture the long term transformations traditionally referred to as the emergence of modernity and the coming about of homo economicus. As a possible solution, the use of concepts and insights from Actor Network Theory is proposed. While this cluster of theories enables an historical perspective without considering modernity as a natural process, it confronts changing relationships between subjects, objects and cultural systems of meaning head on.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Historical social research / GESIS : Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. - Köln, 1979, currens
Publication
Köln : GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences , 2012
ISSN
0172-6404
Volume/pages
37 :4 (2012) , p. 44-54
ISI
000311972500005
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
"Economies of quality" and the Material Renaissance. The Forgotten Consumer Revolution of the Low Countries in the Long Sixteenth Century.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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