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A political economy of modernism (2018)

literature, post-classical economics, and the lower middle-class

Abstract

In A Political Economy of Modernism, Ronald Schleifer examines the political economy of what he calls 'the culture of modernism' by focusing on literature and the arts; intellectual disciplines of post-classical economics; and institutional structures of corporate capitalism and the lower middle-class. In its wide ranging study focused on modernist writers (Dreiser, Hardy, Joyce, Stevens, Woolf, Wells, Wharton, Yeats), modernist artists (Cézanne, Picasso, Stravinsky, Schoenberg), economists (Jevons, Marshall, Veblen), and philosophers (Benjamin, Jakobson, Russell), this book presents an institutional history of cultural modernism in relation to the intellectual history of Enlightenment ethos and the social history of the second Industrial Revolution. It articulates a new method of analysis of the early twentieth century - configuration and modeling - that reveals close connections among its arts, understandings, and social organizations.

Keywords

Economics, Corporate culture, Civilization, Modern

Sprachen

Englisch

Verlag

Cambridge University Press

ISBN

9781108582988, 9781108472951, 9781108460811

Seiten

xiii, 339

DOI

10.1017/9781108582988

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