The greenback : paper money and American culture / Heinz Tschachler.

Author
Tschachler, Heinz [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2010.
Description
vii, 248 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

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Summary note
"This text explores the social, cultural and historical contexts of paper money. Predicated on the assumption that paper bills speak to us through the use of symbols--letters, verbal and visual elements, as well as symbols of civic values--this book examines what has been conveyed to Americans via their currency from Colonial times through the present day"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Making sense of the buck : cultural representations and signifying practices -- The production of the paper dollar -- Designing the paper dollar : articulating production and consumption -- The paper dollar and the national symbolic -- The cultural consumption of the paper dollar -- Cultural regulation : paper dollars and the conduct of life.
ISBN
  • 9780786449736 (softcover : alk. paper)
  • 078644973X (softcover : alk. paper)
LCCN
2010006529
OCLC
496959967
Other standard number
  • 99937570389
RCP
C - S

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