Cultures of Currencies: Literature and the Symbolic Foundation of Money (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature) (Hardcover)

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This book's premise is not only the commonly accepted cultural relativity of economic concepts, but also the observation that the current shift in the meaning of concepts like "market," "currency," "exchange," and "money" suggests that culture is undergoing a change with unpredictable economic and political consequences. The essays in the book raise basic questions concerning exchange - what is exchanged, who exchanges and how, which kind of currency is used, and indeed what is money and how does it convey and retain value over time. These issues are all classical objects of economic theory, but less often have they been approached from a cultural perspective. Works treating economic and monetary issues from a cultural perspective are few and far apart, and this book aims to contribute to such a perspective with a variety of approaches.

About the Author


Joan Ramon Resina is Professor in the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures and the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University, where he directs the Iberian Studies Program at the Europe Center.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781032208824
ISBN-10: 1032208821
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 11th, 2022
Pages: 234
Language: English
Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature