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Bringing back Thrift Week: Neo-Liberalism and the Rediscovery of Thrift

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JournalCritical Perspectives on Accounting
DateE-pub ahead of print - 20 Jun 2013
DatePublished (current) - 3 Aug 2013
Issue number2
VolumeEarly Online
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)1-12
Early online date20/06/13
Original languageEnglish


The paper examines and compares the movements for promoting working-class savings in the modern USA and in Great Britain in the 19th century. It explores the use of savings as a technology for managing individuals’ behaviour and motives and the nature of the government objectives which are served by these parallel projects.

    Research areas

  • Savings, Savings Banks, Thrift


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