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Author: Andrew Herman
ISBN: 0813333547
Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: Westview Press; 1 edition (January 7, 1999)
Language: English
Category: Social Sciences
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by Andrew Herman



Beginning with a series of ethnographic interviews of a variety of wealthy American men, Andrew Herman draws upon diverse perspectives to present a coherent exploration of the sociopolitical implications of being wealthy in an economically unequal-& increasingly unstable-society. Stories are not just practical and symbolic actions: they are part of the political process. Ann Game and Andrew Metcalfe (1996: 76). My substantive analysis of the moral economy of wealth begins with a consideration of how wealth as power and empowerment is experienced, and how that experience is narrated or storied, in the everyday life-world of wealthy men.

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Westview Press, 1999.

Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1999. vii. 287 p. references, index.

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Andrew Herman is Associate Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies .

Andrew Herman is Associate Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at Drake University. Thomas Swiss is Center for the Humanities Professor of English and Director of the Web-Assisted Curriculum at Drake University. He is the author of two collections of poems, including Rough Cut (Illinois UP, 1997).

Jan Hadlaw is an Associate Professor at York University in Toronto, Canada.

What does it mean to be a man of wealth and power? How is the “worth” of wealth translated into moral worth in the identity of wealthy men? How does this identity comprise a mythical place of masculine desire in the social imagination of the American dream? These are the central themes The “Better Angels” of Capitalism explores.Beginning with a series of ethnographic interviews of a variety of wealthy American men, Andrew Herman roots his discussion in the concerns of interpretive sociology of class and culture. However, he draws upon diverse perspectives within the humanities and social sciences, including history, political and social philosophy, feminist theory, rhetorical studies, cultural anthropology, and literary criticism, to present a coherent exploration of the sociopolitical implications of being wealthy in an economically unequal—and increasingly unstable—society.