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Robinson Crusoe and the "female goddesses of disorder"

Owen, C. (2011) Robinson Crusoe and the "female goddesses of disorder". In: Grapard, U. and Hewitson, G., (eds.) Robinson Crusoe's Economic Man: A Construction and Deconstruction. Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 163-183.

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Economic man as masculine conquering hero is a fantasy of nineteenth-century industrialisation....His eighteenth-century predecessor was seen as on the whole a feminiseed, even an effeminate being, still wrestling with his own passions and hysterias and with interior and exterior forces let loose by his fantasies and appetites, and symbolised by such archetypically female goddesses of disorder as Fortune, Luxury, and most recently Credit herself.
(Pocock 1985: 114)

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
Copyright: 2011 Ulla Grapard and Gillian Hewitson
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Notes: Series title: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
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