Chapter 10. Money and Things: Capitalist Realism, Anxiety, and Social Critique in Works by Hemingway, Wharton, and Fitzgerald

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Richard Godden Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch10

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Godden, R. (2009) Money and Things: Capitalist Realism, Anxiety, and Social Critique in Works by Hemingway, Wharton, and Fitzgerald, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California, Irvine, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206873

Online ISBN: 9781444310726

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Keywords:

  • money and things - capitalist realism, anxiety, and social critique in works;
  • inflicting structural pain - on laboring and on purchasing body;
  • cost of massive workplace innovation - “time and motion”;
  • enforced standardization of methods;
  • enforced adoption of best implements and working conditions;
  • enforced cooperation - faster work can be assured;
  • “professionalized motherhood” and “scientific housework”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • I

  • II

  • III

  • IV

  • References and Further Reading