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

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Psychology Press, 1999 - 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
money and semiosis
95
Cash check or charge?
114
Dominant economic metaphors and the postmodern
131
formalism selfconsciousness
150
The ends of economics
175
A portrait of Homo economicus as a Young Man
193
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
Literarycultural Economies economic discourse
381

Harriet Martineau and
210
Lyotard and accounting
229
metaphors of capital and exchange
245
Sades ethical economies
258
adventures in the metaphorical
399
Index
420
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