The New Economic Criticism: Studies at the Intersection of Literature and Economics

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Martha Woodmansee, Mark Osteen
Psychology Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 437 pages
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.
 

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Contents

PART I
16
The issue of representation
53
economies of identity
75
money and semiosis
95
Cash check or charge?
114
Dominant economic metaphors and the postmodern
131
formalism selfconsciousness
150
The ends of economics
175
Sades ethical economies
258
Fugitive properties
277
Trollopes addictive realism
293
the historical transformation
307
Smoking the hack and the general equivalent
321
Who paid for modernism?
335
John
352
The Great Gatsby and deficit
365

A portrait of Homo economicus as a Young Man
193
indifference curves
202
Harriet Martineau and
210
Lyotard and accounting
229
metaphors of capital and exchange
245
Literarycultural Economies economic discourse
381
Reply to Amariglio and Ruccios Literarycultural
401
adventures in the metaphorical
408
Index
420
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