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The emotional logic of capitalism : what progressives have missed

Author: Martijn Konings
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 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 economy. Distinctively secular patterns of attraction and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Konings, Martijn.
Emotional Logic of Capitalism : What Progressives Have Missed.
Redwood City : Stanford University Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martijn Konings
ISBN: 9780804794503 0804794502
OCLC Number: 907950883
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 172 pages)
Contents: Money as icon --
Affective signs --
Icon and economy --
Semiotics of iconicity --
Economy in America --
Lineages of progressivism --
Economy and affect --
Neoliberal economy.
Responsibility: Martijn Konings.

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