Economics and the postcolonial other
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This chapter is a reflection on the relationship between postcolonial thought and the discourse of economics. A distinction is often made between the disciplinary structure of economics and the broader intellectual, cultural, and political conditions and effects of that structure. I use the term discourse in order to include both sides (what is on the in-side and what is on the out-side of the disciplinary borders of economics) in this reflection and also in order to suggest that these borders are porous and changeable. It is reasonable to expect that the borders of economics will be changed by the encounter with the postcolonial; postcolonial thought in general tends to transgress the borders of Western knowledge(s).