, Volume 94, Issue 4, pp 595–611

Economía y juego en Celestina



In this work, I explore the “deep structure” inherent in the text of Celestina. By “deep structure” I mean a playful structure with which we can systemize the relationships that occur between the characters and their decision-making, especially between Celestina and Calisto.  My approach to this thesis is interdisciplinary; more specifically, I apply the critical claims offered by modern game theory and sociology, with the intention of bringing to light an aspect of the work which has been up to now largely disregarded by Celestina critics: the role of games. This analysis is accomplished while keeping in mind the political, sociocultural and economic background of the times in which the text is situated.


Celestina Symbolic economy Interdisciplinarity Game Mercantilism Precapitalism Game theory 


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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Spanish & Portuguese Languages & CulturesPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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