Chapter 1. The Polanyi Problem and the Problem with Polanyi

  1. Edward Webster,
  2. Rob Lambert and
  3. Andries Bezuidenhout

Published Online: 18 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303018.ch1

Grounding Globalization: Labour in the Age of Insecurity

Grounding Globalization: Labour in the Age of Insecurity

How to Cite

Webster, E., Lambert, R. and Bezuidenhout, A. (2008) The Polanyi Problem and the Problem with Polanyi , in Grounding Globalization: Labour in the Age of Insecurity, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303018.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

Book Series:

  1. Antipode Book Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Noel Castree

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Manchester, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405129145

Online ISBN: 9781444303018

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Keywords:

  • unevenness and growing insecurity;
  • the Polanyi problem;
  • Polanyi problem and self-regulated market and human beings as commodities;
  • Polanyi's theory - psychological, social, ecological destructiveness of unregulated markets;
  • Polanyi's notion of society – contradictory tension with market;
  • spontaneity problem;
  • labour movement problem;
  • power and scale problem;
  • new forms of finance capital emergence - hedge and private equity funds

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Polanyi Problem

  • The Problem with Polanyi

  • Researching Working Life