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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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(p.111) 6 Capitalism

Anna Katharina Schaffner

Columbia University Press

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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