1st Edition

The better Angels Of Capitalism
Rhetoric, Narrative, And Moral Identity Among Men Of The American Upper Class

ISBN 9780367305789
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book 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

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Andrew Herman