Commerce And Community: Ecologies Of Social Cooperation by Robert F. Garnett Jr.Commerce And Community: Ecologies Of Social Cooperation by Robert F. Garnett Jr.

Commerce And Community: Ecologies Of Social Cooperation

EditorRobert F. Garnett Jr., Paul Lewis, Lenore T. Ealy

Paperback | December 22, 2014

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Since the end of the Cold War, the human face of economics has gained renewed visibility and generated new conversations among economists and other social theorists. The monistic, mechanical "economic systems" that characterized the capitalism vs. socialism debates of the mid-twentieth century have given way to pluralistic ecologies of economic provisioning in which complexly constituted agents cooperate via heterogeneous forms of production and exchange. Through the lenses of multiple disciplines, this book examines how this pluralistic turn in economic thinking bears upon the venerable social'theoretical division of cooperative activity into separate spheres of impersonalGesellschaft(commerce) and ethically thickGemeinschaft(community).

Drawing resources from diverse disciplinary and philosophical traditions, these essays offer fresh, critical appraisals of theGemeinschaft/Gesellschaftsegregation of face-to-face community from impersonal commerce. Some authors issue urgent calls to transcend this dualism, whilst others propose to recast it in more nuanced ways or affirm the importance of treating impersonal and personal cooperation as ethically, epistemically, and economically separate worlds. Yet even in their disagreements, our contributors paint the process of voluntary cooperation ' the space commerce and community ' with uncommon color and nuance by traversing the boundaries that once separated the thin sociality of economics (as science of commerce) from the thick sociality of sociology and anthropology (as sciences of community).

This book facilitates critical exchange among economists, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, and other social theorists by exploring the overlapping notions of cooperation, rationality, identity, reciprocity, trust, and exchange that emerge from multiple analytic traditions within and across their respective disciplines.

Robert F. Garnett, Professor of Economics at Texas Christian University, USA.Paul Lewisis Reader in Economics and Public Policy at King's College London, UK.Lenore T. Ealyis President of The Philanthropic Enterprise, USA.
Title:Commerce And Community: Ecologies Of Social CooperationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:374 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:December 22, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415810108

ISBN - 13:9780415810104


Table of Contents

I. Social Cooperation1. The Evolution of Human CooperationSamuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis2. The Theory of Social Cooperation Historically and Robustly ContemplatedPeter J. Boettke and Daniel J. Smith3. Commerce and Beneficence: Adam Smith's Unfinished ProjectRobert F. Garnett, Jr.4. Comment: Entering the "Great School of Self-Command": The Moralizing Influence of Markets, Language and ImaginationSandra J. PeartII. Identity and Association5. Commerce, Reciprocity and Civil Virtues: The Contribution of the Civil EconomyLuigino Bruni6. What Does True Individualism Really Involve? Overcoming Market-Philanthropy Dualism in Hayekian Social TheoryPaul Lewis7. Methodological Individualism and Invisible Hands: Richard Cornuelle's Call to Understand AssociationsSteven Grosby8. Comment: Don't Forget the Barter in "Truck, Barter And Exchange"!Shaun P. Hargeaves HeapIII. Human(e) Economics9. BetweenGemeinschaftandGesellschaft: The Stories We TellEmily Chamlee-Wright and Virgil Henry Storr10. Community, the Market and the State: Insights from German NeoliberalismSamuel Gregg11. Bourgeois LoveDeirdre McCloskey12. Comment: Behind the Veil of InterestLaurent DobuzinskisIV. Entangled Spheres13. How is Community Made?Colin Danby14. Commerce, Community, and Digital GiftsDavid Elder-Vass15. Classical Liberalism and the Firm: A Troubled RelationshipDavid Ellerman16. Comment: Exploring the Liminal Spaces between Commerce and CommunityMartha A. StarrV. Not by Commerce Alone17. Reciprocity, Calculation, and Non-Monetary ExchangeSteven Horwitz18. Kidneys, Commerce, and CommunitiesNeera Badhwar19. Banks and Trust in Adam SmithMaria Pia Paganelli20. Comment: Bankers, Vampires, and Organ Sellers: Who Can You Trust?John Thrasher and David SchmidtENVOIThe Apologia of MercuriusFrederick Turner

Editorial Reviews

This work is vitally necessary. These essays broaden and deepen our understanding of human nature, the nature of human social institutions, and of the effects of markets on human well-being. They deserve, and repay, serious attention. James R. Otteson, Wake Forest University, USA. This is a profound collection, addressing the relative and interacting roles of community and market in society. The authors, from various disciplines and perspectives, are unified in trying to see the inter-relations between community and market. The results of their research provide us with new and promising frameworks that could transform the study of economy and society. Mario Rizzo, New York University, USA. This important collection of essays represents a milestone in breaking down the separation between market-based forms of coordination principally associated with economics, and communal modes of cooperation principally associated with sociology and anthropology. The contributions provide a fascinating window into the many ways in which the commercial and the communal intertwine and in many cases presuppose one another. Jochen Runde, Cambridge University, UK.