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There is no such thing as a “real” and “financial” economy. The remainder of the book, however, turns to scathing, fairly technical analysis of the rot in the international banking and investment system.
Chris rated it liked it Apr 17, Marazzi begins The Violence of Financial Capitalism by offering a broad sketch of the financial crisis, its causes, its immediate aftermath, and the crises of global monetary governance it both signals and induces. Marazzi shows that individual debt and the management of financial markets are actually techniques for governing the transformations of immaterial labor, general intellect, and social cooperation.
Write a customer review. I find this translation into English absolutely horrible. He thinks you should know. The glossary at the back of the book was a nice intention: There are few books I cannot finish I made it though Atlas Shrugged, for Christ’s sake but sadly, this one will join that short list after only penetrating 50 pages in about 6 months.
Yet despite his effort at transparency, the sheer density [End Page ] of factual evidence that he provides, at moments, might engender the effect of There’s the odd clear insight, but so much of it is buried in two layers: Niral Shah rated it it was ok Feb 03, Contact Contact Us Help.
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He argues that the processes of financialization are not simply irregularities between the traditional categories of wages, rent, and profit, but rather a new type of accumulation adapted to the processes of social and cognitive production today.
Circumstances have changed since, though not marazxi for the better. However, written during and in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, The Violence of Financial Capitalism offers a reformulation of the correspondence between finance and post-Fordist labor that is shot through with the intensity and the urgency of the crisis itself.
Feb 04, Yoyomahma rated it really liked it. This expanded edition includes a new appendix for comprehending the esoteric neolanguage of financial capitalism–a glossary of finanfial in Crisis,” from “AAA” to “toxic asset.
The financial crisis, he contends, is a fundamental component of contemporary accumulation and not a classic lack of economic growth.
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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. If you fniancial a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Marazzi offers an excellent of new phenomena like crowdsourcing, “free” labor and the emerging consumer-as-producer in order to show how the increasing externality of the capital to the producing process implies an entirely new concept of accumulation, one no longer focused on investing in constant and variable capital, but in summoning sources of free labor whose autonomous productivity is then siphoned off through apparatuses of capture Marazzi, along with Carlo Vercellone, speak of the “capitalist rent” rather than profit to account for this new situation.
Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This is thw jargon-heavy book where the author feels zero compulsion to explain what he means until the Afterword. But as I mention above, I think this book–or, really, the third chapter–is an important contribution to contemporary theories of “biocapitalism. And that’s a problem for a book like this.
The Violence of Financial Capitalism by Christian Marazzi
Read more Read less. Marazzi, a leading figure in the European postfordist movement, first takes a broad look at the nature of the crisis and then provides the theoretical tools necessary to comprehend capitalism today, offering an innovative analysis of financialization in the context of postfordist cognitive capitalism. Aug 03, Malte rated it liked it Shelves: It is sad because I think the book had some real potential and because even in those 50 pages there were some gems.
The so called finanical economy has been just a big part in the last forty years of financialization. Get to Know Us. Again, whatever the translation problems I am truly grateful to semiotexte for publishing books like this, which no one else will publish.
The Violence of Financial Capitalism
All that I have to say is that while I like the book and the author it really doesn’t hold up very well this far down the line. It is completely untrue by any stretch of the imagination that we have I was enjoying this book, when the sudden Deleuzian garbage dropped half way through.
At the end of volume 1 of Capital, Marx sketches out the correspondence between the birth of financial institutions and the historical violence of primitive [End Page ] accumulation. They provide a much-needed service in offering cutting-edge European theory and politics, much of it in translation, on what is probably a shoe-string budget. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Ryan rated it liked it Sep 29, Marazzi is clearly worried about the state of the financial system.
It is completely untrue by any stretch of the imagination that we have moved to a period of chrixtian production, and there is no such thing as Empire; it seems like paying lip service to these bogus and inflated concepts is one’s ticket into the Intervention Series.
Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. To christisn other readers questions about The Violence of Financial Capitalismplease sign up. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The republication of the text in with a new translation and afterword by the author is a welcome addition to a growing body of scholarship in critical financial studies as well as autonomist critiques finncial contemporary capitalism.
If you MUST purchase this book, then do so, but if you can read the original work in Financiwl or if you can find it translated into another language then I would try that first. Published January 1st by Semiotext e first published Shame on you, Semiotext e. The financial crisis has radically undermined the very concept of unilateral and multilateral economico-political hegemony, and Marazzi discusses efforts toward a new geo-monetary order that have emerged around the globe in response.