New School conference follow-up

In his opening remarks to the roundtable, Jeff Sklansky sketched out how recent scholars have studied capitalism as a way of being, a way of seeing and a way of believing. He suggested that what has remained elusive in this resurgent interest in the history of capitalism (or the history of the economy, as Michael Zakim urged us to call it) is a focus on capitalism as a way of ruling. What direction should future research on the culture of the market take? What difference does it make to place capitalism at the centre of historical enquiry?

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