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Type: Journal article
Title: Cultural abundance, economic scarcity: cultural studies, economics, and contemporary Australian history
Author: Mackay, T.
Citation: Flinders Journal of History and Politics, 2014; 30:84-110
Publisher: Flinders University of South Australia
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0726-7215
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Thomas Mackay
Abstract: Economic related topics and themes are scant within contemporary Australian historiography. Although economic subjects have been covered extensively in the past, and although they are not entirely absent, they seem either dated or marginalised. To rectify this, this article promotes the emerging ‘history of capitalism’ field, which seeks to not only apply the prevailing methods of cultural history to economics, but to also revise them by reconnecting subjectivity and objectivity. It is argued that this is a very powerful and important approach, which allows historians to demystify economics and to challenge the ideas advanced by niche specialists and ideologues.
Keywords: Economic history; capitalism--political aspects; neoliberalism
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0030055582
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