Culture, society and economic theory

  title={Culture, society and economic theory},
  author={William A. Jackson},
  journal={Review of Political Economy},
  • W. Jackson
  • Published 1993
  • Economics
  • Review of Political Economy
Ever since the beginnings of classical economic theory in the early nineteenth century, economics has faced culturally based criticism from a long line of literay authors. None of their arguments made much impression on economic theorists, and mainstream economic theroy remains individualistic, timeless, and lacking in institutional content. Culture has now been incorporated into the noneconomic social sciences, especially sociology and social anthropology, but the resulting theory has tended… Expand
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