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Putting Resistance Back in Moral Economy

Sanghera, Balihar and Satybaldieva, Elmira (2022) Putting Resistance Back in Moral Economy. In: Sanghera, Balihar and Calder, Gideon, eds. Ethics, Economy and Social Science: Dialogues with Andrew Sayer. Routledge Advances in Sociology . Routledge. ISBN 978-1-03-216161-7. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:92492)


This chapter examines how resistance appears in Andrew Sayer’s account of the moral economy. While E.P. Thompson, James Scott and Karl Polanyi explicitly explore how subordinate groups engage in a range of collective action to oppose unjust economic practices, Sayer is ambivalent about resistance. He argues that resignation, complicity and accommodation to economic domination are likely to occur. But drawing on his work on lay morality as well as our research on rentierism in Central Asia, this chapter suggests there is more space for resistance and activism in his moral economy perspective than he usually allows.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: political and moral economy, resistance, rentierism, social movements, Central Asia
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Balihar Sanghera
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2021 12:55 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2022 07:10 UTC
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