Fiction, Famine, And The Rise Of Economics In Victorian Britain And Ireland by Gordon BigelowFiction, Famine, And The Rise Of Economics In Victorian Britain And Ireland by Gordon Bigelow

Fiction, Famine, And The Rise Of Economics In Victorian Britain And Ireland

byGordon Bigelow

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During the Irish Famine of 1845-52, novels by Dickens and Gaskell, as well as a range of commentaries on the Irish disaster, argued for a new theory of individual expression in opposition to the systemized approach to economic life that political economy proposed. These romantic views of human subjectivity eventually provided the foundation for a new theory of capitalism based on the desires of the individual consumer.
Gordon Bigelow is Assistant Professor of English at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. His work has appeared in the journals ELH and New Orleans Review and in the volume Reclaiming Gender: Transgressive Identities in 19th-century Ireland (1999).
Title:Fiction, Famine, And The Rise Of Economics In Victorian Britain And IrelandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:April 30, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Origin Stories and Political Economy, 1740-1870: 1. History as abstraction; 2. Value as signification; Part II. Producing the Consumer: 3. Market indicators: banking and housekeeping in Bleak House; 4. Esoteric solutions: Ireland and the colonial critique of political economy; 5. Toward a social theory of wealth: three novels by Elizabeth Gaskell; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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