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Reading the General Theory as Economic Sociology

September 5, 2016

This paper argues that given certain self-definitions and key defining features of economic sociology, Keynes's work can be read and interpreted as a text in economic sociology.

Around this core argument, a case is built for a more open interaction and mutual appreciation between economic sociology and heterodox approaches to economics. The paper suggests how broader interpretations of classics of social science (such as the General Theory) may help us better appreciate the shared intellectual lineages and legacies of economics and sociology. It concludes with reflections on the historical development of the relationship between economics and sociology, and some speculation about their future.

Author: Daniyal Khan
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