Religion and the morality of the market

Rudnyckyj, Daromir and Osella, Filippo, eds. (2017) Religion and the morality of the market. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107186057

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Since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, there has been a widespread affirmation of economic ideologies that conceive the market as an autonomous sphere of human practice, holding that market principles should be applied to human action at large. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the ascendance of market reason has been countered by calls for reforms of financial markets and for the consideration of moral values in economic practice. This book intervenes in these debates by showing how neoliberal market practices engender new forms of religiosity, and how religiosity shapes economic actions. It reveals how religious movements and organizations have reacted to the increasing prominence of market reason in unpredictable, and sometimes counterintuitive, ways. Using a range of examples from different countries and religious traditions, the book illustrates the myriad ways in which religious and market moralities are closely imbricated in diverse global contexts.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
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Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 14:19
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