This collection brings together twenty-seven essays by influential literary and cultural historians, as well as representatives of the vanguard of postmodernist economics. Contributors include: Jean-Joseph Goux, Marc Shell. This is a pathbreaking work which develops a new form of economic analysis. It will appeal to economists and literary theorists with an interest beyond the narrower confines of their subject.
Some of the 23 essays employ economic principles and paradigms to create new readings of literary and theoretical texts; others present new work by economists schooled in feminist, literary, and cultural theory who suggest alternatives to the constraining models that dominate neoclassicism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)