Robert J. Balfour's Culture, Capital and Representation PDF

By Robert J. Balfour

ISBN-10: 0230246451

ISBN-13: 9780230246454

With contributions ranging over three centuries, tradition, Capital and illustration explores how literature, cultural reports and the visible arts symbolize, have interaction with, and bring rules approximately capital, no matter if in its early levels (the progress of inventory markets) or in its past due section (global speculative capital).

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PA: 285) But though Petty initially presented his scheme in such terms, in his subsequent writings it begins to take on a more practical and systematic character, until it finally assumes a form which marks the fourth and final stage of his developing perspective on labouring people. 1057/9780230291195 - Culture, Capital and Representation, Edited by Robert J. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-14 supply themselves with ‘the necessities above-named without labouring two hours per diem’ (PA: 273).

The grimly practical manner in which Petty set out his plan illustrates all the different means he had at various times considered for wiping out Ireland’s national traditions – economic, social and cultural – which had proved so resilient to transformation in accordance with the requirements of colonialism and emergent capitalism. His scheme would, he claimed, facilitate the eradication of the Irish language, along with the replacement of ‘those uncertain and unintelligible’ Irish place names (PAI: 208).

Com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-14 20 and hangings, beds and other ornaments too troublesome to particularise’, and so on (VS: 107). His lists also include items which would now be categorised as physical capital, or as ‘produced means of production’ (Aspromourgos, 1996: 40), such as ‘shops, warehouses, cellars, barns and granaries’ (VS: 106–7) and ‘tradesmen’s tools and utensils’ (PP1: 181), but these are mixed in somewhat indiscriminately, without any suggestion that they merit a separate category distinct from that of the general one of ‘money and other personal estates’; if any sub-categorisation is hinted at, it is in the distinction between durable and nondurable items, rather than between consumption and production goods (Aspromourgos, 1996: 40).

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