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Anna Katharina Schaffner

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172301

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.001.0001

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Capitalism

Capitalism

Chapter:
(p.111) 6 Capitalism
Source:
Exhaustion
Author(s):

Anna Katharina Schaffner

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the relationship between work and exhaustion, and analyzes Max Weber's influential book 'The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism', as well as Ivan Goncharov's novel 'Oblomov', Thomas Mann's 'Buddenbrooks', and recent economic theories of happiness and inequality.

Keywords:   Capitalism, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Oblomov, Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks

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