Capitalism and Commerce in Imaginative Literature are committed to treating literary texts with integrity and believe that business should have a larger claim upon people’s literary consciousness. In addition, they all value the important role of literature in dealing with the complexities of a capitalist culture. This collection of essays provides a means to appreciate the richness and variety of fictional portrayals of businesses and businesspersons. The works selected for examination reflect the variety of philosophical, political, economic, cultural, social, and ethical perspectives that have been found over time in American society. The novels and plays analyzed include high literature, mid-range literature, popular literature, ancient epics, grand narratives, hero tales, masterpieces, ideological texts, science fiction, and more. There are a great many works of literature waiting to be read and studied by business and economically-minded individuals from many different viewpoints and fields of study. This volume provides a space to explore a wide range of fictional works and opinions about them.
Lexington Books; March 2016
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- Title: Capitalism and Commerce in Imaginative Literature
- Author: Edward W. Younkins (ed.); Andrew Bernstein (contrib.); Walter Block (contrib.); Susan Love Brown (contrib.); Troy Camplin (contrib.); Paul Cantor (contrib.); Stephen Cox (contrib.); Carmen Elena Dorobat (contrib.); Mimi Reisel Gladstein (contrib.); Carl Horner (contrib.); Cynthia Hunter (contrib.); Heather King (contrib.); William Kline (contrib.); Zennure Köseman (contrib.); Felix Livingston (contrib.); Matt McCaffrey (contrib.); Allen Mendenhall (contrib.); Virginia Murr (contrib.); Theodore Pauls (contrib.); Jeff Riggenbach (contrib.); Sarah Skwire (contrib.); Michael Spindler (contrib.); Stolyarov, Gennady, II (contrib.); Frederick Turner (contrib.); Michelle Albert Vachris (contrib.); Amy Willis (contrib.); Gary Wolfram (contrib.); Derek Yonai (contrib.); Edward W. Younkins (contrib.)
Imprint: Lexington Books
In The Press
We have too long spoken of the opposition between business and literature, but in this remarkable collection that distorted perception is not only corrected, but overridden. With impressive diversity of both topics and authors, this collection of essays highlights the synergies between commerce and culture. I have little doubt that this volume will also inspire future artistic endeavors with business as the central subject.
About The Author
Edward W. Younkins is professor of accountancy and director of graduate business programs at Wheeling Jesuit University.