The Market as a Matter of Money: Denaturalizing Economic Currency in American Constitutional History

@article{Desan2005TheMA,
  title={The Market as a Matter of Money: Denaturalizing Economic Currency in American Constitutional History},
  author={Christine Desan},
  journal={Law and Social Inquiry-journal of The American Bar Foundation},
  year={2005},
  volume={30},
  pages={1-60}
}
  • Christine Desan
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • Law and Social Inquiry-journal of The American Bar Foundation
  • Histories of the early American political economy present that world in fractured form, dividing political and constitutional dimensions from economic aspects. The fragmented approach reflects an old, oft-denigrated, but still powerful imagery, one that naturalizes economic activity as a set of myriad spontaneous and individuated exchanges, conducted with a conventional medium, money, and predictably composing a market sphere. The motif and its underlying assumptions in turn dissuade… CONTINUE READING
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