Wells’ Constructing Capitalism and Political Economy

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Abstract

This chapter explores the possible contribution that political economy can make to sociologies of class in Australia. It does so through Andrew Wells’ Constructing Capitalism (1989), which represents an overlooked text in this field. Wells’ innovations, including his use of ‘regimes of capital’ and ‘surplus value’, when stripped from some of their more limiting political framing, offer ways of relating to economics that many sociologies of culture have lost.

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  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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