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Capitalism and commerce in imaginative literature : perspectives on business from novels and plays

Author: Edward W Younkins
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2016.
Series: Capitalist thought: studies in philosophy, politics, and economics.
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This multidisciplinary collection of essays provides a means to appreciate the richness and variety of fictional portrayals of businesses and businesspersons. The works selected for examination  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Younkins
ISBN: 9781498519304 149851930X
OCLC Number: 944247702
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chapter 1 Capitalism and Commerce in Novels and PlaysChapter 2 Epic and the Medium of Exchange Chapter 3 The Cost of War and the Profits of Peace in Aristophanes' ArcharniansChapter 4 A Time for Bonding: Commerce, Love, and Law in The Merchant of VeniceChapter 5 Human Action: Pursing Happiness Inside and Outside the Happy ValleyChapter 6 The Rime of the Neoclassical Economist: The Economist's Failure at Spreading the Passion of CapitalismChapter 7 Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South: Industrial Energy Versus "The Idiocies Of Rural Life"Chapter 8 Where Have You Gone, Horatio Alger: A Long Gone Literary Hero and the Bourgeois VirtuesChapter 9 Crony Capitalism in The Gilded Age by Twain and Warner and its Relevance for Today Chapter 10 Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the PeopleChapter 11 William Dean Howells' Work Ethic in The Rise of Silas LaphamChapter 12 Capitalism Contra Ethics: William Dean Howells and the Moral Ambivalence of BusinessChapter 13 The Panic of '93: The Literary ResponseChapter 14 Heroism Redefined: Integrating Mind and Emotion in Calumet "K"Chapter 15 Women's Work: Edna Ferber, Emma McChesney, and the Portrait of the American BusinesswomanChapter 16 The Great Gatsby: A Commentary on the Wealthy in America of the 1920sChapter 17 Steinbeck's Perspectives on Capitalism: From The Grapes of Wrath to East of EdenChapter 18 Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, and LibertarianismChapter 19 The Freedom Gradient in Ayn Rand's Novels Chapter 20 Identity, Professional Ethics and Substantive Style in The FountainheadChapter 21 Business in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged Chapter 22 Business as an Agent of Human Progress in Time Will Run Back, Methuselah's Children and The Transhumanist WagerChapter 23 Rabbit in the Showroom: Healthy, Wealthy, and No Place Left to RunChapter 24 Roger Rueff's Hospitality Suite Chapter 25 Writing, Money, Markets, Slavery & Unintended Consequences at the Beginning of History: Samuel R. Delany's Return to NeveryonChapter 26 "We Do Not Sow": The Economics and Politics of A Song of Ice and FireChapter 27 Harry Potter and the Invisible Hand; or, the Virtue of Business that is Not SeriousChapter 28 Race, Rules, and Real Estate in August Wilson's Radio Golf
Series Title: Capitalist thought: studies in philosophy, politics, and economics.
Responsibility: edited by Edward W. Younkins.

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