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Imagined economies: austerity and the moral economy of ‘fairness’

Clarke, John (2014). Imagined economies: austerity and the moral economy of ‘fairness’. Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 30-31 pp. 17–30.

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Abstract

In this article I aim to accomplish three things. First, I wish to explore the case for taking imagined economies seriously. Second, I want to examine one particular site of economic imaginings – the ‘austerity’ politics and policies of the UK government that has been in office since 2010. Third, I will use that example to trace some of the ways in which imagined economies imply other relationships and orderings, not least what E.P. Thompson (1963) called ‘moral economy’. I end by claiming that imagined economies need to be analysed conjuncturally.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: Not known
ISSN: 1916-0194
Extra Information: Issue title: The Financialized Imagination
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 39897
Depositing User: John Clarke
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 15:14
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2020 23:18
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/39897
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