Culture, Capital And Representation

Hardcover | October 15, 2010

EditorRobert J. BalfourbyRobert J.

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With contributions ranging over three centuries, Culture, Capital and Representation explores how literature, cultural studies and the visual arts represent, interact with, and produce ideas about capital, whether in its early phases (the growth of stock markets) or in its late phase (global speculative capital).

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With contributions ranging over three centuries, Culture, Capital and Representation explores how literature, cultural studies and the visual arts represent, interact with, and produce ideas about capital, whether in its early phases (the growth of stock markets) or in its late phase (global speculative capital).

PROFESSOR ROBERT BALFOUR is Registrar of St Augustine College, the Catholic University of South Africa. He holds an honorary professorship in languages at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and has held fellowships at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (London) and Clare Hall (Cambridge). In addition to academic publi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 7.83 × 5.67 × 0.72 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230246451

ISBN - 13:9780230246454

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Capital, Culture and Representation; R.Balfour
Colonialism, Displacement and Cannibalism in Early Modern Economic Thought; H.Goodacre
Accounting Capital, Race, and Benjamin Franklin's 'Pecuniary Habits' of Mind in The Autobiography; R.Rosha
A System Illusory and Immoral: Jonathan Swift and the Emergence of the Modern Economic Polity; C.J.Fauske
Payments of Attention: Epitaphic Cash Flow in Gray and Wordsworth; G.Fogarasi
Money, Manhood and Suffrage in Our Mutual Friend; R.Livesey
Feverish Speculation: The Railway Across the Isthmus of Panama; M.Aguiar
Reading Finance Capital; L.C.La Berge
The Gold Standard and Literature: Money and Language in the Work of Jean-Joseph Goux; B.Roberts
Producing and Consuming Agricultural Capital: The Aesthetics and Cultural Politics of Grain Elevators at the 1937 Paris International Exposition; G.Evrard
Finance and Film: Wall Street Myth and Mythopoeia; E.G.McGoun
Re-presenting Capital in Culture: The Necessary Persistence of Memory in a New Century; R.Balfour
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Index