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- DescriptionThe capitalist market, progressives bemoan, is a cold monster: it disrupts social bonds, erodes emotional attachments, and imposes an abstract utilitarian rationality. But what if such hallowed critiques are completely misleading? This book argues that the production of new sources of faith and enchantment is crucial to the dynamics of the capitalist ecomy. Distinctively secular patterns of attraction and attachment give modern institutions a binding force that was t available to more traditional forms of rule. Elaborating his alternative approach through an engagement with the semiotics of money and the genealogy of ecomy, Martijn Konings uncovers capitalism's emotional and theological content in order to understand the paradoxical sources of cohesion and legitimacy that it commands. In developing this perspective, he draws on pragmatist thought to rework and revitalize the Marxist critique of capitalism.
- Author BiographyMartin Konings is Senior Lecturer and Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney.
- Author(s)Martijn Konings
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication19/05/2015
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Weight367 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine8 mm
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