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The insatiability of human wants : economics and aesthetics in market society

Author: Regenia Gagnier
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the relationship between our conception of humans as producers or creators as consumers of taste and pleasure and as creators of value? Combining cultural history, economics, and literary criticism, Regenia Gagnier's new work traces the parallel development of economic and aesthetic theory, offering a shrewd reading of humans as workers and wanters, born of labor and desire. The Insatiability of Human Wants  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Regenia Gagnier
ISBN: 0226278530 9780226278537 0226278549 9780226278544
OCLC Number: 43864231
Description: viii, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. On the Insatiability of Human Wants: Economic and Aesthetic "Man" --
2. Is Market Society the Fin of History?: Market Utopias and Dystopias from Babbage to Schreiner --
3. Modernity and Progress toward Individualism in Economics and Aesthetics --
4. Production, Reproduction, and Pleasure in Victorian Aesthetics --
5. Practical Aesthetics: Rolfe, Wilde, and New Women at the Fin de Siecle --
6. Practical Aesthetics II: On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in the 1980s --
7. Practical Aesthetics III: Homelessness as an "Aesthetic Issue" --
App. Taste, or Sex and Class as Culture.
Responsibility: Regenia Gagnier.
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