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- DescriptionCatastrophes ranging from the travesties of financial markets and the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil well to the tsunami that struck rthern Japan and the levees breaking in New Orleans are examples of the limits of kwledge. Author Randy Martin insists that the expertise erected to prevent these natural and social disasters failed in each case. In Kwledge LTD, Martin explores how both the limits of kwledge and the social constructions of culture reflect the way we organize social life in the face of disasters and their aftermath. He examines this crisis of kwledge as well as the social movements that rose up in its wake. Martin t only treats derivatives as financial contracts for pricing risk, but also shows how the derivative works in ecomic terms, where the very unity of the ecomy is undone. Kwledge LTD ultimately points to a more comprehensive reordering of the once separate spheres of ecomy, polity, and culture. Martin provides a new way of understanding the social significance of the all-pervasive derivative logic.
- Author BiographyRandy Martin (1957-2015) was Professor of Art and Public Policy at New York University and founder of the graduate program in arts politics. He published many books, as author or editor, including Financialization of Daily Life and Under New Management: Universities, Administrative Labor, and the Professional Turn (both Temple); An Empire of Indifference: American War and the Financial Logic of Risk Management; On Your Marx: Relinking Socialism and the Left; Critical Moves: Dance Studies in Theory and Politics; Socialist Ensembles: Theater and State in Cuba and Nicaragua; and Performance as Political Act: The Embodied Self.
- Author(s)Randy Martin
- PublisherTemple University Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication17/04/2015
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationPhiladelphia PA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTemple University Press,U.S.
- Weight363 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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