Movements and Countermovements in the 21st Century
Edited by Roland Atzmüller, Brigitte Aulenbacher, Ulrich Brand, Fabienne Décieux, Karin Fischer and Birgit Sauer
Presenting a profound and far-reaching analysis of economic, ecological, social, cultural and political developments of contemporary capitalism, this book draws on the work of Karl Polanyi, and re-reads it for our times. The renowned authors offer key insights to current changes in the relations between the economy, politics and society, and their ecological and social effects.
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- Capitalism in Transformation
- Chapter 1: Polanyian perspectives on the movements and countermovements of "our time": an introduction
- Chapter 2: A life-long search for freedom. From Budapest to America and back: a journey through Karl Polanyi’s life
- Chapter 3: "Plunges into utter destruction" and the limits of historical capitalism
- Chapter 4: Crises and transformations: suggestions from Karl Polanyi’s works
- Chapter 5: Karl Polanyi as a theorist of disembedded markets
- Chapter 6: A Polanyian paradox: money and credit as fictitious commodities, financialization, finance-dominated accumulation, and financial crises
- Chapter 7: Polanyian perspectives on capitalisms after socialism
- Chapter 8: Economy–society tensions in the Eurozone: the "anti-democratic virus" revived
- Chapter 9: Political Islam as reactionary countermovement
- Chapter 10: "Freedom’s utter frustration…": considerations on neoliberal social-policy reforms and the shift to the far-right through Polanyi’s theory of fascism
- Chapter 11: Völkisch populism: a Polanyian-type movement?
- Chapter 12: Cultural war 2.0? The relevance of gender in the radical populist-nationalist right
- Chapter 13: Contested social-ecological transformation: shortcomings of current debates and Polanyian perspectives
- Chapter 14: Polanyi, nature and the international: the missing dimension of imperial ecocide
- Chapter 15: Soy expansion and countermovements in the Global South: a Polanyian perspective
- Chapter 16: Navigating between improvement and habitation: countermovements in housing and urban infrastructure in Vienna
- Chapter 17: The "fictitious commodity" care and the reciprocity of caring: a Polanyian and neo-institutionalist perspective on the brokering of 24-hour care
- Chapter 18: The commodification of informal care: joining and resisting marketization processes
- Chapter 19: Polanyi’s double movement and the making of the "knowledge economy"
- Chapter 20: Polanyi and the digital transformation of labour: on fictitious commodities and real conflicts
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