Imagined Economies – Real Fictions

New Perspectives on Economic Thinking in Great Britain

The way we conceptualise the economy and ourselves as homo economicus has profound consequences for our lives. The contributions to this anthology take debates about the financial crisis, about recent austerity measures or about the Brexit referendum a step further. A common denominator of these dynamics are underlying ideas of »the economy«. Each author identifies a facet of Britain's imagined economies. They connect seemingly separate fields such as finance and fiction in order to better understand current political changes. In addition, the book offers an urgently needed interdisciplinary view on the performative power of economic thought – and in this respect moves far beyond merely British perspectives.

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2020-02-27, ca. 180 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4881-2

This product will be released at 27 February 2020

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Jessica Fischer

Jessica Fischer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Deutschland

Gesa Stedman

Gesa Stedman, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Deutschland

Author(s)
Jessica Fischer / Gesa Stedman (eds.)
Book title
Imagined Economies – Real Fictions New Perspectives on Economic Thinking in Great Britain
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 180
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 5 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4881-2
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC DSB
BISAC-Code
SOC022000 LIT004120
THEMA-Code
JBCC DSB
Release date
2020-02-27
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Wirtschaft
Readership
Cultural Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Philosophy
Keywords/Tags
Economy, Homo Economicus, Real Fiction, Neoliberalism, Great Britain, Reality, Europe, Brexit, Financial Crisis, Power, Culture, Cultural Studies, British Studies, Cultural Theory, Economic Theory

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