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This book makes a significant contribution to cultural economic approaches to organizational and economic life. Specifically it offers both a survey of the field, as well as a practical guide to doing 'cultural economy'. The text, which builds upon du Gay's earlier work, will engage with a range of debates from cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, geography, and management. It brings du Gay's style and originality to bear on the subject of culture and economy, and results in a book that will once more make a solid contribution to cultural studies.

The Tyranny of the Epochal: Change, Epochalism and Organizational Casuistry
The tyranny of the epochal: Change, epochalism and organizational casuistry

The romantics transform … every instant into a historical moment … But they do even more than this. Every moment is transformed into a point in a structure … so every point is a circle at the same time, and every circle a point. The community is an extended individual, the individual a concentrated community. Every historical moment is an elastic point in the vast fantasy of the philosophy of history with which we dispose over peoples and eons.

(CarlSchmitt, Political Romanticism)

The one thing that does not change is that at each and any time it appears there have been ‘great changes’.

(MarcelProust, Within a Budding Grove)

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