Family Fictions and Family Facts: Harriet Martineau, Adolphe Queteley and the Population Question in England 1798-1859 by Brian Cooper, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Family Fictions and Family Facts: Harriet Martineau, Adolphe Queteley and the Population Question in England 1798-1859

Family Fictions and Family Facts: Harriet Martineau, Adolphe Queteley and the Population Question in England 1798-1859

by Brian Cooper
     
 

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Classical political economy rests on the assumption that the market and the family are overlapping and mutually dependent realms, dominated in turn by economic men and domestic women. Here, Brian Cooper explores the role of economic theory in 'normalizing' the family in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Drawing on a wide range of sources - novels, books

Overview

Classical political economy rests on the assumption that the market and the family are overlapping and mutually dependent realms, dominated in turn by economic men and domestic women. Here, Brian Cooper explores the role of economic theory in 'normalizing' the family in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Drawing on a wide range of sources - novels, books on etiquette and statistical sources, as well as works of economics - the book examines the impacts of these different forms on contemporary debate and will be of interest to historians of economic thought, feminist economics and those interested in rhetoric and economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415150583
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Series:
Routledge Studies in the History of Economics Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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