Wellsprings of Achievement: Cultural and Economic Dynamics in Early Modern England and Japan

Wellsprings of Achievement: Cultural and Economic Dynamics in Early Modern England and Japan

by Penelope Gouk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0860784657

ISBN-13: 9780860784654

Pub. Date: 11/01/1995

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860784654
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1Strategies for Understanding and Interpreting Achievement1
2Towards an Understanding of Intelligence, Creativity, and Achievement26
3'Achievement' and the Macro-Sociology of Culture47
4On Achievement: A Philosophical Approach77
5Springs of Action or Vocabularies of Motive?94
61066 and a Wave of Gadgets: The Achievements of British Growth114
7Working Bodies: Protestantism, the Productive Individual, and the Politics of Idleness133
8Work, Discipline, and the Apprentice in Early Modern London159
9Printing and the Invention of Public Opinion in Seventeenth-Century England180
10Some Comparisons of England and Japan201
11Work and Culture in Early Modern Japan221
12Culture, Action, and Institutions: On Exploring the Historical Economic Successes of England and Japan239
Index267

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