Power, prose, and purse : law, literature, and economic transformations /
edited by Alison LaCroix, Saul Levmore, and Martha C. Nussbaum.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
x, 374 pages ; 24 cm
0190873450, 9780190873455, 9780190873479, 9780190873486
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New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Counterfeiting confidence: the problem of trust in the age of contract / Susanna Blumenthal -- Gamblers and gentlefolk: money, law and status in Trollope's England / Nicola Lacey -- Regulating greed: biographical markers in Dos Passos' The big money / Saul Levmore -- The morning and the evening star: religion, money, and love in Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt and Elmer Gantry / Martha C. Nussbaum -- Jay Gatsby, Justice Douglas, and the significance of class in American society / Justin Driver -- Wealth and warfare in the novels of Jane Austen / Jonathan S. Masur & Seebany Data-Barua -- Commerce, law, and revolution in the novels of Elizabeth Gaskell and Charlotte Brontë / Alison LaCroix -- Bartleby's consensual dysphoria / Robin West -- Love from the point of view of the universe: Walt Whitman and the utilitarian imagination / Martha C. Nussbaum -- Money and art in Edward Bellamy's Looking backward / Douglas G. Baird -- The second New Deal and the fourth courtroom wall: law, labor, and liberty in The cradle will rock / Laura Weinrib -- Raisin, race, and the real estate revolution of the early 20th century / Carol M. Rose -- The grapes of wrath, economics, and luck / Richard H. McAdams -- Irish (and English and American) poets, learn your trade: law and economics in poetry / Deirdre Nansen McCloskey.
"Power, Prose, and Purse is an edited collection of essays that draw connections between literature, economics and law. The essays discuss novels that explore the time period between the Industrial Revolution and the Great Depression and analyze the insights that novelists may offer to law and economics, while noting the tensions among these paradigms"--
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