The Resource Payback : debt and the shadow side of wealth, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)

Payback : debt and the shadow side of wealth, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)

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Payback : debt and the shadow side of wealth
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Payback
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debt and the shadow side of wealth
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Margaret Atwood
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Debt and the shadow side of wealth
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eng
Summary
Legendary poet, novelist, and essayist Margaret Atwood gives us a surprising look at the topic of debt -- a timely subject during our current period of economic upheaval, caused by the collapse of a system of interlocking debts. Atwood proposes that debt is like air -- something we take for granted until things go wrong. Payback is not a book about practical debt management or high finance, although it does touch upon these subjects. Rather, it is an investigation into the idea of debt as an ancient and central motif in religion, literature, and the structure of human societies. By investigating how debt has informed our thinking from preliterate times to the present day through the stories we tell each other, through our concepts of balance, revenge, and sin, and in the way we form our social relationships, Atwood shows that the idea of what we owe one another -- in other words, debt -- is built into the human imagination and is one of its most dynamic metaphors
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Explores debt as a central historical component of religion, literature, and societal structure, while examining the idea of humanity's debt to the natural world
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Award
CBA Libris Award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year, 2009.
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292216
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Midwest
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1939-
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Atwood, Margaret
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306.3/0942/09033
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Debt in literature
  • Debt
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adult
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debt and the shadow side of wealth
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Payback : debt and the shadow side of wealth, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)
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MWT11381145
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780887848728
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11381145
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remote
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Payback : debt and the shadow side of wealth, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11381145
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780887848728
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11381145
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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