Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics
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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics : The Morality of Love and Money

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Based on the proven maxim that "money makes the world go round", this study, drawing from Shakespeare's texts, presents a lexicon of common words as well as a variety of familiar familial and cultural sitations in an economic context. Making constant recourse to well-known material from Shakespeare's plays, Turner demonstrates that terms of money and value permeate our minds and lives even in our most mundane moments. His book offers a new, humane, evolutionary economics that fully expresses the moral, spiritual, and aesthetic relationships among persons, and between humans and nature. Playful and incisive, Turner's book offers a way to engage the wisdom of Shakespeare in everyday life in a trenchant prose that is accessible to scholars and to the general reader.show more

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  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 163.6 x 241 x 21.3mm | 527.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195128613
  • 9780195128611

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Whereas many critics have attempted to fracture the myth of the all-knowing, all-wise Shakespeare, Turner argues compellingly that his work is remarkably insightful regarding 300 years of history and can be used to examine current socioeconomic issues....Readers will find food for thought in this gracefully presented text. * Library Journal *show more

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