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Joan Robinson - The Second Crisis of Economic Theory (1972 Ely Lecture) | American Economic Review - JSTOR
The Second Crisis of Economic Theory
Joan Robinson
The American Economic Review
Vol. 62, No. 1/2 (Mar. 1, 1972), pp. 1-10
The Richard T. Ely Lecture 1972 - JK Galbraith was AEA Pres - The Chicago boyz have spent every year since "proving" loudly that JKG was nothing but a failed dilettante and Joan was just an hysterical girl
article  political_economy  1960s  economic_theory  downloaded  1970s  Keynesianism  macroeconomics  Robinson_Joan  Galbraith_JK 
september 2016 by dunnettreader
Matteo Bortolini - The trap of intellectual success: Bellah, the American civil religion debate, & sociology of knowledge (2012) | Theory & Society on JSTOR
The trap of intellectual success: Robert N. Bellah, the American civil religion debate, and the sociology of knowledge, Theory and Society, Vol. 41, No. 2 (March 2012), pp. 187-210 -- Current sociology of knowledge tends to take for granted Robert K. Merton's theory ofcumulative advantage: successful ideas bring recognition to their authors, successful authors have their ideas recognized more easily than unknown ones. This article argues that this theory should be revised via the introduction of the differential between the status of an idea and that of its creator: when an idea is more important than its creator, the latter becomes identified with the former, and this will hinder recognition of the intellectual's new ideas as they differ from old ones in their content or style. Robert N. Bellah 's performance during the "civil religion debate" of the 1970s is reconstructed as an example of how this mechanism may work. Implications for further research are considered in the concluding section. — Keywords Intellectuals • Success • Cumulative advantage • Robert N. Bellah • American civil religion -- downloaded via AIr to DBOX
article  downloaded  jstor  intellectual_history  sociology_of_knowledge  20thC  US_history  post-WWII  1960s  sociology_of_religion  sociology  social_theory  social_sciences-post-WWII  civil_society  US_society  national_ID  national_tale  exceptionalism  universalism  civil_religion 
august 2016 by dunnettreader
Philip Abbott - Still Louis Hartz after All These Years: A Defense of the Liberal Society Thesis @| JSTOR: Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Mar., 2005), pp. 93-109
Louis Hartz's The Liberal Tradition in America was the dominant interpretative text in American political thought for a generation. In the late 1960s the Hartzian hegemony came under severe attack, and by the 1990s his interpretive framework had been declared obsolete. Critiques allege two basic, related flaws: (1) Hartz's interpretation ignored the diversity in American political thought, particularly, though not exclusively, on questions of race, and (2) his analysis exaggerated the extent of the consensus in American political culture. These critiques are based almost exclusively on Hartz's analysis of selected periods of early American political development. I argue that Hartz's basic concepts are powerful analytical tools that continue to provide the most compelling analysis of recent American political development. I test the Hartz thesis by constructing a plausible interpretation of the 1960s based on the concepts employed in The Liberal Tradition. -- extensive bibliography -- didn't download
article  jstor  intellectual_history  political_history  political_philosophy  political_culture  17thC  18thC  19thC  20thC  1960s  liberalism-republicanism_debates  bibliography  EF-add 
january 2014 by dunnettreader

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