Daniel Bivona

Daniel Bivona is the author of Desire and Contradiction: Imperial Visions and Domestic Debates in Victorian Literature, British Imperial Literature, 1870 to 1940: Writing and the Administration of Empire, and (with Roger B. Henkle) The Imagination of Class: Masculinity and the Victorian Urban Poor. He teaches at Arizona State University.

Listed in: Victorian Studies · Literary Studies




Grounded in literary studies and spanning the Americas, India, England, and Scotland, this book explores the relationship between economic concepts and culture in the period, focusing on how economic tropes were abstracted into other discourses in fields as diverse as evolutionary science, business, or literary narrative.

“Highlighting the centrality of economic thought to nineteenth-century culture, this intriguing volume expands our sense of what constituted the ‘economic.’ Its global reach and smart, wide-ranging essays make Culture and Money valuable reading.”

Jill Rappoport, University of Kentucky