The Culture of the Market: Historical Essays

The Culture of the Market: Historical Essays

by Thomas L. Haskell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521444683

ISBN-13: 9780521444682

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The thirteen essays collected in this volume embrace the view that the experiences and feelings engendered by the historical development of market societies have been, and still remain, open to a broad range of interpretations.  See more details below

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The thirteen essays collected in this volume embrace the view that the experiences and feelings engendered by the historical development of market societies have been, and still remain, open to a broad range of interpretations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521444682
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Murphy Institute Studies in Political Economy Series
Pages:
524
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; List of contributors; Plates; Introduction: the culture of the market; Part I. Market Regimes Old and New: 1. The ruling class in the market place: nobles and money in early modern France; 2. Territorial gardens: the control of land in seventeenth-century French formal gardens; 3. Money, equality, fraternity: freemasonry and the social order in eighteenth-century Europe; 4. Market culture, reckless passion and the Victorian reconstruction of punishment; Part II. Personality and Authority in the Age of Capital: 5. New cultural heroes in the early national period; 6. Preserving 'the natural equality of rank and influence' liberalism, republicanism and equality of condition in Jacksonian politics; 7. Banking on language: the currency of Alexander Bryan Johnson; Part III. The Lens of 'High' Culture: 8. An entrepreneur in spite of himself: Edgar Dégas and the market; 9. A Yankee Diogenes: Thoreau and the market; 10. Need and honour in Balzac's Père Goriot: reflections on a vision of laissez-faire society; Part IV. Agency and Structure: 11. The reformist dimensions of Talcott Parsons's early social theory; 12. The strange career of The Lonely Crowd: or the antinomies of autonomy; 13. Persons as uncaused causes: John Stuart Mill, The Spirit of Capitalism, and the 'invention' of formalism; Index.

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