The Discourses of Capitalism : Everyday Economists and the Production of Common Sense
How do everyday people view and make sense of capitalism and its role in their work and personal lives?
What are the discourses they use in their common-sense understandings of the economy to defend or reject capitalism as a system?
Chun looks at how dominant discourses in social circulation operate to co-construct and support capitalism, and the accompanying counter-discourses that critique it. This is key reading for advanced students of discourse analysis, language and globalization/politics, media/communication studies, and related areas. A video lecture by the author can be accessed via the Routledge website (www.routledge.com/9781138807105) and the Routledge Language and Communication Portal (www.routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/languageandcommunication).
- Hardback | 160 pages
- 159 x 235 x 19.05mm | 472g
- 18 Apr 2017
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
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Table of contents
Chapter One: The discourses of capitalism
Chapter Two: Ideology, common sense, and hegemony
Chapter Three: Discourse itineraries of economic representations
Chapter Four: Common-sense beliefs: "The only system that ever does work"
Chapter Five: Hegemonic discourses of capitalism: "Nothing is perfect"
Chapter Six: Counter-hegemonic discourses: "Who gets all the money?"
Chapter Seven: Public pedagogy engaging with the discourses of capitalism
"Christian Chun's work contributes significantly to growing criticism of the stale, ossified rationalization of the capitalist status-quo that comprises so much of contemporary economics and presents itself as a science above partisan ideologies. Important reading for any serious engagement with modern economics." Richard D. Wolff, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
About Christian W. Chun