Global Traffic: Discourses and Practices of Trade in English Literature and Culture from 1550 to 1700

Global Traffic: Discourses and Practices of Trade in English Literature and Culture from 1550 to 1700

by B. Sebek, S. Deng
     
 

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This collection explores the relations between literature and the economy in the context of the unprecedented expansion of England's long distance trade in the early modern period.

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This collection explores the relations between literature and the economy in the context of the unprecedented expansion of England's long distance trade in the early modern period.

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"We live in an age which has naturalized the global paradigm, while eliding differences between economic systems, social groups, and cultural practices. Global Traffic offers a brilliantly illuminating counterpoint to and interrogation of this paradigm by exploring the relations between early modern English mercantilism, capitalism, and cultural forms such as literature. This innovative and insightful collection is crucial to our understanding of English commercial expansion in the period in terms of both a world system and its local and specific manifestations." - Jyotsna Singh, Michigan State University

"Sebek and Deng's volume makes a major contribution to, and quietly transforms, the new economic criticism. Situating early modern England within emerging global networks of commercial and cultural exchange, this wonderfully diverse collection shows how the rise of international trade comprehensively transformed early modern English life at every level, impacting discursive systems and material practices from the state to the stage." - Jonathan Gil Harris, George Washington University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230604735
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Series:
Early Modern Cultural Studies Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Sebek is Associate Professor of English at Colorado State University.

Stephen Deng is Assistant Professor of English at Michigan State University.

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