The Representation of Economics in Cinema

Scarcity, Greed and Utopia

Authors: Sanchez-Pages, Santiago

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  • Analyses the intimate relationship between economics and cinema through brief cultural history films
  • Considers topics as diverse as unions, immigration, globalization, working women, and automation
  • Contrasts how economists make sense of the economy with how movies do so
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Cinema articulates the economic anxieties of each generation of filmmakers and audiences. It has an influence on people’s views on various economic issues and many orders of magnitude larger than that of economics as a discipline. This book offers a sweeping study of the representation of economics in cinema across a wide range of areas and genres, from the conflicts over resources in the lawless Old West to the post-scarcity societies of science fiction futures. This book studies how films have portrayed trade unions, scarcity, money, businesses, innovators, migrant workers, working women, globalization, the stock market, and the automation of work. It aims to be useful to those who are interested in cinema with economic themes and to those who want to learn about economics through cinema.


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Santiago Sanchez-Pages is associate professor in economics at King’s College London, UK. His academic research focuses on political economy, economic theory, and experimental economics. His articles have been published in leading international journals. He also writes on film and popular culture and has published several short stories.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Representation of Economics in Cinema
Book Subtitle
Scarcity, Greed and Utopia
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-80181-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-80181-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-80180-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 220
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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