The New Economic Criticism: Studies at the interface of literature and economics

The New Economic Criticism: Studies at the interface of literature and economics

by Mark Osteen
     
 

This collection brings together twenty-seven essays by influential literary and cultural historians, as well as representatives of the vanguard of postmodernist economics. Contributors include: Jean-Joseph Goux, Marc Shell. This is a pathbreaking work which develops a new form of economic analysis. It will appeal to economists and literary theorists with an

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This collection brings together twenty-seven essays by influential literary and cultural historians, as well as representatives of the vanguard of postmodernist economics. Contributors include: Jean-Joseph Goux, Marc Shell. This is a pathbreaking work which develops a new form of economic analysis. It will appeal to economists and literary theorists with an interest beyond the narrower confines of their subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415149440
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/12/1999
Series:
Economics as Social Theory Series
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of plates
Notes on the contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Taking account of the New Economic Criticism: an historical introduction3
Pt. ILanguage and money51
2The issue of representation53
3"I talk to everybody in their own way": Defoe's economies of identity75
4Buying into signs: money and semiosis in eighteenth-century German language theory95
5Cash, check, or charge?114
Pt. IICritical economics129
6Dominant economic metaphors and the postmodern subversion of the subject131
7The toggling sensibility: formalism, self-consciousness, and the improvement of economics150
8The ends of economics175
Pt. IIIEconomics of the irrational191
9A portrait of Homo economicus as a Young Man193
10Banishing panic: Harriet Martineau and the popularization of political economy210
11"Libidinal economics": Lyotard and accounting for the unaccountable229
Pt. IVEconomic ethics: debts and bondage243
12Montaigne's Essais: metaphors of capital and exchange245
13Sade's ethical economies258
14Fugitive properties277
Pt. VEconomies of authorship291
15"A taste for more": Trollope's addictive realism293
16Commodifying Tennyson: the historical transformation of "brand loyalty"307
17Smoking, the hack, and the general equivalent321
Pt. VIModernism and markets333
18Who paid for modernism?335
19Rhetoric, science, and economic prophecy: John Maynard Keynes's correspondence with Franklin D. Roosevelt352
20A man is his bonds: The Great Gatsby and deficit spending365
Pt. VIICritical exchanges379
21Literary/cultural "Economies," economic discourse, and the question of Marxism381
22Reply to Amariglio and Ruccio's "Literary/cultural 'economies,' economic discourse, and the question of Marxism"401
23Symbolic economics: adventures in the metaphorical marketplace408
Index420

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