Karin Fischer, Brigitte Aulenbacher, Roland Atzmüller, Ulrich Brand, Fabienne Decieux, Birgit Sauer,
"Polanyian perspectives on the movements and countermovements of ?our time?: an introduction"
, in Roland Atzmüller, Brigitte Aulenbacher, Ulrich Brand, Fabienne Décieux, Karin Fischer, Birgit Sauer: Capitalism in Transformation Movements and Countermovements in the 21st Century, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, Seite(n) 1-20, 11-2019, ISBN: 9781788974233
Polanyian perspectives on the movements and countermovements of ?our time?: an introduction
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Capitalism in Transformation Movements and Countermovements in the 21st Century
The chapter reflects on the transformation of capitalism we have witnessed since the 1970s, discusses the growing interest in Karl Polanyi?s master piece The Great Transformation and presents how the book refers to it. In particular, the economic liberalization through the post-1989 phase of globalization which amounted to the 2008/9-crisis of finance and subsequent austerity schemes has been accompanied by growing interest in Polanyian perspectives. In the first part of the chapter important strands of the discussion are recapitulated in regard to the strength of Karl Polanyi?s thought without neglecting that it cannot be re-discovered and re-read for today without critical reflections and high attentiveness for its contextualization in time and space. The second part informs about the composition of the book which combines historical and theoretical perspectives on Karl Polanyi?s work and capitalism in transformation, analyzes contemporary developments in Europe and beyond and refers to the idea of ?fictitious commodities? to understand the economic, ecological, social, cultural, and political transformations of capitalism of ?our time?.