The enigma of capitalism and the French cul-de-sac

Murphy, Peter (2014) The enigma of capitalism and the French cul-de-sac. Thesis Eleven, 124 (1). pp. 71-89.

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The article is an evaluation of the economic, organizational and social theory of Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello's The New Spirit of Capitalism 15 years after its publication. The role of network capitalism, state capitalism, and aesthetic capitalism in French social life is analysed. The article concludes that flexible network capitalism was largely a chimera of the 1990s and that French political and economic life today is dominated by an ailing state capitalism.

Item ID: 35386
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1461-7455
Keywords: aesthetics; Luc Boltanski; capitalism; Eve Chiapello; creativity; economics; firms; flexibility; Franc; innovation; organizations; socialism; state
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2014 04:45
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 50%
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