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

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

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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.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
ISBN: 9780511062810
0511062818
Characteristics: ix, 229 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc

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