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Show and Biz: The market economy in TV series and popular culture (2000-2020) (Hardback)

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This collection carries out an extensive study on the perception of the core institutions and cultural determinants of a market economy (private property, the contract regime, the private corporation, et cetera) in contemporary TV series (2000-2020), identifying recurring elements and trends in interpretation.

Several topics are investigated throughout Show and Biz, including: How capitalism is represented in popular culture today; to what extent narrative influences widespread perceptions and ideas about the legitimacy of certain institutions and practices; if profits are seen as a legitimate reward of entrepreneurship; if thrift and effort are still considered a cornerstone of a healthy society; if inequalities are eliciting scandal and reproach; how the ecosystem is portrayed vis-a-vis profit seeking companies; if there are established trends with respect to the presentation of entrepreneurship, and that complex legal artefact that is the modern limited liability company.

This book presents the most successful TV series - including Gossip Girl, Firefly, Cobra Kai, and The Wire, among others - from an entrepreneurial perspective, allowing the reader to approach every chapter as a case study. A wide range of business and entrepreneur archetypes are covered throughout the book's chapters, from the successful small-town business man to the revolutionary leader in a climate disaster dystopia.

BusinessEconomicsFilm, TV & DramaTelevisionPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular culture Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Publication Date: 06/04/2023 ISBN-13: 9781501393778  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Maria Blanco is Associate Professor of History of Economic Thought at the School of Economics and Business of Universidad CEU San Pablo, Spain. She is the author of successful books such as Afrodita desenmascarada: Una defensa del feminismo liberal (2017) and, with Carlos Rodriguez Braun and Luis Daniel Avila, Hacienda somos todos, carino: Como nos enganan para que creamos que pagamos poco y por nuestro bien (2020). Alberto Mingardi is Associate Professor of History of Political Thought at IULM University of Milan, Italy. He is also Director General of Istituto Bruno Leoni, Italy's free-market think tank. He is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, USA. He is author of Classical Liberalism and the Industrial Working Class: The Economic Thought of Thomas Hodgskin (2020), The Myth of the Entrepreneurial State (2020), and Herbert Spencer (Bloomsbury 2011).

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