The better Angels Of Capitalism: Rhetoric, Narrative, And Moral Identity Among Men Of The American Upper Class, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The better Angels Of Capitalism

Rhetoric, Narrative, And Moral Identity Among Men Of The American Upper Class, 1st Edition

By Andrew Herman

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304 pages

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Description

This book explores, through an ethnographic examination of life stories of wealthy men, a historical analysis of the moral meanings of wealth and power in Western capitalism, and a mapping of different symbolic spaces in contemporary American culture.

Table of Contents

Mapping the “Better Angels” of Capitalism: Space, Place, and Story in the Moral Economy of Wealth -- Story Spaces of Identity: Wealth, Power, and Narrativity in the Everyday -- The Mastering of Fortune: Machiavelli, Masculinity, and the Subject of Virtù -- How Much Is Enough? Counting and Accounting for Money in the Market as Moral Space -- Stewards, Citizens, and Entrepreneurs: Discourses of Philanthropy as Manly Vocation -- The "Better Angles" in the End

About the Author

Andrew Herman

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General