Illustrations of political economy

By Harriet Martineau...

Author: Harriet Martineau

Publisher: Broadview Press



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A/moral Economics

Classical Political Economy and Cultural Authority in Nineteenth-century England

Author: Claudia C. Klaver

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 9780814209448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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"A/Moral Economics is an interdisciplinary historical study that examines the ways which social "science" or economics emerged through the discourse of the literary, namely the dominant moral and fictional narrative genres of early and mid-Victorian England. In particular, this book argues that the classical economic theory of early-nineteenth-century England gained its broad cultural authority not directly, through the well-known texts of such canonical economic theorists as David Ricardo, but indirectly through the narratives constructed by Ricardo's popularizers John Ramsey McCulloch and Harriet Martineau. By reexamining the rhetorical and institutional contexts of classical political economy in the nineteenth century, "A/Moral Economics repositions the popular writings of both supporters and detractors of political economy as central to early political economists' bids for a cultural voice. The now marginalized economic writings of McCulloch, Martineau, Henry Mayhew, and John Ruskin, as well as the texts of Charles Dickens and J.S. Mill, must be read as constituting in part the entitles they have been read as merely criticizing. It is this repressed moral logic that resurfaces in a range of textual contradictions--not only in the writings of Ricardo's supporters, but ironically, in those of his critics as well.
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The Angel out of the House

Philanthropy and Gender in Nineteenth-Century England

Author: Dorice Williams Elliott

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813922011

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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Was nineteenth-century British philanthropy the "truest and noblest woman’s work" and praiseworthy for having raised the nation’s moral tone, or was it a dangerous mission likely to cause the defeminization of its practitioners as they became "public persons"? In Victorian England, women’s participation in volunteer work seemed to be a natural extension of their domestic role, but like many other assumptions about gender roles, the connection between charitable and domestic work is the result of specific historical factors and cultural representations. Proponents of women as charitable workers encouraged philanthropy as being ideal work for a woman, while opponents feared the practice was destined to lead to overly ambitious and manly behavior. In The Angel out of the House Dorice Williams Elliott examines the ways in which novels and other texts that portrayed women performing charitable acts helped to make the inclusion of philanthropic work in the domestic sphere seem natural and obvious. And although many scholars have dismissed women’s volunteer endeavors as merely patriarchal collusion, Elliott argues that the conjunction of novelistic and philanthropic discourse in the works of women writers—among them George Eliot and Elizabeth Gaskell, Hannah More and Anna Jameson—was crucial to the redefinition of gender roles and class relations. In a fascinating study of how literary works contribute to cultural and historical change, Elliott’s exploration of philanthropic discourse in nineteenth-century literature demonstrates just how essential that forum was in changing accepted definitions of women and social relations.
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The Social Novel in England 1830-1850 (RLE Dickens)

Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens

Author: Louis Cazamian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135027730

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

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This is the first English translation of Le Roman social en Angleterre by Louis Cazamian, which is widely recognized as the classic survey of Victorian social fiction. Starting from the eighteenth century, Cazamian traces the ways in which rationalism and romanticism intertwined and competed, particularly in relation to radical political philosophy. He shows how industrialization polarized England, setting the industrial bourgeoisie in the van of progress in the first decades of the nineteenth century, until their political and economic triumph stirred up a passionate reaction against them. This reaction propelled novelists such as Charles Dickens who lies at the centre of his discussion. For this translation Martin Fido has provided a substantial foreword, and has revised and completed the bibliographical references and corrected the footnotes to assist the present-day reader.
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Romanticism and the Gold Standard

Money, Literature, and Economic Debate in Britain 1790-1830

Author: A. Dick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113729292X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Through a close analysis of the pamphlets, reviews, lectures, journalism, editorials, poems, and novels surrounding the introduction of the gold standard in 1816, this book examines the significance of monetary policy and economic debate to the culture and literature of Britain during the age of Romanticism.
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Narrating Poverty and Precarity in Britain

Author: Barbara Korte,Frédéric Regard

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110391368

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Poverty and precarity have gained a new societal and political presence in the twenty-first century’s advanced economies. This is reflected in cultural production, which this book discusses for a wide range of media and genres from the novel to reality television. With a focus on Britain, its chapters divide their attention between current representations of poverty and important earlier narratives that have retained significant relevance today.
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Political Economy of Oil-Revenue Sharing in a Developing Country

Illustrations From Nigeria

Author: Mr. Ehtisham Ahmad,Mr. Raju Jan Singh

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1452708932

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 26

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Control over natural resource revenues is a contentious, politically divisive issue in most developing countries-especially for oil production. A typical policy response of the center in such cases has been to introduce revenue sharing arrangements. Such measures have generally not assuaged the aspirations of the oil-producing regions and have exposed them to volatility in their revenue flows that they are generally unable to cope with. An alternative is to assign more stable revenue bases to the regional administrations, together with a general-purpose transfer system that incorporates a floor. This acts as an insurance mechanism for the regional administrations and facilitates the stable provision of public services in the oil-production regions, as well as the possibility of redistribution. We use the recent history of oil-revenue sharing in Nigeria to illustrate the propositions.
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Distinguished Women Economists

Author: James Cicarelli,Julianne Cicarelli

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313303319

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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Prsents alphabetically arranged entries on 51 historical and contemporary women economists, with information on their contributions and a bibliography of works by and about the person discussed.
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The Popularization of Malthus in Early Nineteenth-century England

Martineau, Cobbett and the Pauper Press

Author: James P. Huzel

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754654278

Category: History

Page: 266

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The political economist Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) first rose to prominence in 1798 with the publication of his Essay on the Principle of Population, in which he blamed rising levels of poverty on the inability of Britain's resources to support its growing population. Dealing with issues of social, economic and political history this work offers a fresh and insightful investigation into one of the most influential, though misunderstood, thinkers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
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Romanticism, Medicine and the Natural Supernatural

Transcendent Vision and Bodily Spectres, 1789-1852

Author: Gavin Budge

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284315

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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This fascinating interdisciplinary study examines the relationship between literary interest in visionary kinds of experience and medical ideas about hallucination and the nerves in the first half of the nineteenth century, focusing on canonical Romantic authors, the work of women writers influenced by Romanticism, and visual culture.
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A Serious Occupation

Literary Criticism by Victorian Women Writers

Author: Solveig C. Robinson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 307

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This anthology of literary criticism by Victorian women of letters brings together a wealth of difficult-to-find writings. Originally published from the 1830s through the 1890s, the essays concern a range of topics including poetry, fiction, non-fiction prose, the roles of literature and of criticism, topical reviews of major works, and retrospectives of major authors. Together, they demonstrate the impressive depth and breadth of Victorian women’s literary criticism. This Broadview anthology also includes an introduction, textual and explanatory notes, author biographies, and suggestions for further reading.
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Nineteenth-Century British Travelers in the New World

Author: Professor Christine DeVine

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409473473

Category: Travel

Page: 334

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With cheaper publishing costs and the explosion of periodical publishing, the influence of New World travel narratives was greater during the nineteenth century than ever before, as they offered an understanding not only of America through British eyes, but also a lens though which nineteenth-century Britain could view itself. Despite the differences in purpose and method, the writers and artists discussed in Nineteenth-Century British Travelers in the New World-from Fanny Wright arriving in America in 1818 to the return of Henry James in 1904, and including Charles Dickens, Frances Trollope, Isabella Bird, Fanny Kemble, Harriet Martineau, and Robert Louis Stevenson among others, as well as artists such as Eyre Crowe-all contributed to the continued building of America as a construct for audiences at home. These travelers' stories and images thus presented an idea of America over which Britons could crow about their own supposed sophistication, and a democratic model through which to posit their own future, all of which suggests the importance of transatlantic travel writing and the ‘idea of America’ to nineteenth-century Britain.
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The Christian Remembrancer

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Category: Christianity

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Gender and Economics

Feministische Kritik der politischen Ökonomie

Author: Christine Bauhardt,Gülay Caglar

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531164854

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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Dieser Band führt umfassend in die feministische Diskussion zur politischen Ökonomie ein. Internationale Wissenschaftlerinnen aus den Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften stellen hier eine systematische Kritik von Theorien und Modellen des traditionellen ökonomischen Denkens dar. Ausgehend von zentralen ökonomischen Kategorien wie Geld, Tausch und Rationalität werden alternative Perspektiven auf Handels-, Sozial- und Wirtschaftspolitik entwickelt.
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A Critique of Political Economy

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920602

Category: Political Science

Page: 1152

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One of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, Capital is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates. Living in exile in England, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis and generate fresh insights. Arguing that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production. Capital rapidly acquired readership among the leaders of social democratic parties, particularly in Russia and Germany, and ultimately throughout the world, to become a work described by Marx's friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels as 'the Bible of the Working Class'
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