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The Resource Models of value : eighteenth-century political economy and the novel, James Thompson

Models of value : eighteenth-century political economy and the novel, James Thompson

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Models of value : eighteenth-century political economy and the novel
Title
Models of value
Title remainder
eighteenth-century political economy and the novel
Statement of responsibility
James Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • James Thompson examines the concept of value as it came to be understood in eighteenth-century England through two emerging and divergent discourses: political economy and the novel. By looking at the relationship between these two developing forms - one having to do with finance, the other with romance - Thompson demonstrates how value came to have such different meaning in different realms of experience. A highly original rethinking of the origins of the English novel, Models of Value shows the novel's importance in remapping English culture according to the separate spheres of public and domestic life, men's and women's concerns, money and emotion
  • In this account, political economy and the novel clearly arise as solutions to a crisis in the notion of value. Exploring the ways in which these different genres responded to the crisis - political economy by reconceptualizing wealth as capital, and the novel by refiguring intrinsic or human worth in the form of courtship narratives - Thompson rereads several literary works, including Defoe's Roxana, Fielding's Tom Jones, and Burney's Cecilia, along with influential contemporary economic texts. Models of Value also traces the discursive consequences of this bifurcation of value, and reveals how history and theory participate in the very novelistic and economic processes they describe. In doing so, the book bridges the opposition between the interests of marxism and feminism, and the distinctions which, newly made in the eighteenth century, continue to inform our discourse today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
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Thompson, James
Dewey number
823/.509355
Index
index present
LC call number
PR858.E37
LC item number
T48 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Economics in literature
  • Capitalism and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Value in literature
  • Money in literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Models of value : eighteenth-century political economy and the novel, James Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Models of value
  • Representation and exchange
  • Money as sign
  • Defoe and the narrative of exchange
  • Fielding and property
  • Burney and debt
  • Conclusion: Austen and the novel
Control code
32746628
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780822317210
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95000600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Models of value : eighteenth-century political economy and the novel, James Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Models of value
  • Representation and exchange
  • Money as sign
  • Defoe and the narrative of exchange
  • Fielding and property
  • Burney and debt
  • Conclusion: Austen and the novel
Control code
32746628
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780822317210
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95000600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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