Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850 (Hardback)John O'Brien (author)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 231 x 152 x 25 mm
"Theoretically insightful and timely in the questions it raises, Literature Incorporated is an electrifying contribution to recent work on the relation of economics and imaginative writing from the mid-seventeenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries. O'Brien reshapes the critical conversation in important ways, drawing attention to the actions the corporation made possible and the crises it precipitated. This is an exciting, substantial, and original study."--Lynn Festa, Rutgers University
"This is not a simple history of ideas or a tracing of practices of incorporation--we already have enough of those. It is rather a deconstruction of the concept of the business corporation that asks in any number of ways how it is that these behemoths came to be naturalized and familiar to us. Sophisticated and always engaging, Literature Incorporated ranks up there with those great works that provide a history to a concept that we'd never thought of before."--James Thompson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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