Re: Serious Joke,Seriously "Help!"

John McCreery (jlm@TWICS.COM)
Sat, 26 Oct 1996 09:36:03 +0900

>differences in an academic context vs. a business setting, you might want to
>check it out for its comparative perspective on the use of rhetorical devices
>in [neoclassical] economic theory. The author brings methods of literary
>criticism and textual[drawing strongly from Northrop Frye] to bear on the
>entrepreneurial theories of Knight, Keynes and, of course, Schumpeter:
>Cosgel, Metin M.
>1996 "Metaphors, Stories, and the Entrepreneur in Economics." History of
>Political Economy 28:1[a serial publ by Duke U Press].
>Also, for more info on the rhetorical perspective and economics, see Arjo
>Klamer's As If Economists and Their Subjects Were Rational. Seems like
>Klamer, Cosgel and McCloskey are the leaders in this approach so I would
>recommend looking at their other stuff as well; but perhaps you're already
>aware of those sources...
>As for the business setting, don't know offhand of any
>ethnographic/performance studies of the corporate world, although the
>journalistic (?) wall street narrative "expose" Liar's Poker comes to
>mind...Good luck; your work sounds interesting.

Thanks for the tips. Have you, by the way, seen Po Bronson's _Bombardiers_?
If you liked _Liar's Poker_, you don't want to miss this one. (Ok, guys,
it's a novel....but it sounds so true...why's that?)

John McCreery
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