Political Economy, Capitalism, and Popular Culture

Political Economy, Capitalism, and Popular Culture

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This entertaining and enlightening book provides a guide to basic concepts and practices in capitalism, neoclassical economics, and political economy through an interpretation of popular films and novels of the past sixty years. Including works as varied as The Matrix, Lord of the Flies, The Dark Knight, Fight Club, and The Return of Martin Guerre, Ronnie D. Lipschutz describes and analyzes their essential role in the production and reproduction of contemporary society. His thoughtful and imaginative critique will bring to life the concepts and practices of economics and political economy for all readers.Notwithstanding the critical approach and textual interpretations offered in this book, I do not regard popular culture as a source of, ... apparent intentions in recent biopics of supposedly revolutionary characters such as Che Guevara (aquot; Che: A Revolutionary Life, aquot; 2008), ... Information certainly flows more freely today than in earlier times, a change noticeable even within my lifetime and academic careeranbsp;...

Title:Political Economy, Capitalism, and Popular Culture
Author:Ronnie D. Lipschutz
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2010


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