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Monsters of the market : zombies, vampires, and global capitalism

Author: David McNally
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2011.
Series: Historical materialism book series, 30.
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Monsters of the Market investigates modern capitalism through the prism of the body panics it arouses. Examining Frankenstein, Marx's Capital and zombie fables from sub-Saharan Africa, it offers a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McNally, David, 1953-
Monsters of the market.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2011
(DLC) 2011010107
(OCoLC)708761909
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David McNally
ISBN: 9789004206939 9004206930 1283161338 9781283161336
OCLC Number: 743803108
Description: 1 online resource (x, 296 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Dissecting the labouring body : Frankenstein, political anatomy, and the rise of capitalism --
"Save my body from the surgeons" --
The culture of dissection : anatomy, colonisation, and social order --
Political anatomy, wage-labour, and destruction of the English commons --
Anatomy and the corpse-economy --
Monsters of rebellion --
Jacobins, Irishmen and Luddites : rebel-monsters in the age of Frankenstein --
The rights of monsters : horror and the split society --
Marx's monsters : vampire-capital and the nightmare-world of late capitalism --
Dialectics and the doubled life of the commodity --
The spectre of value and the fetishism of commodities --
"As if by love possessed" : vampire-capital and the labouring body --
Zombie-labour and the "monstrous outrages" of capital --
Money : capitalism's second nature --
"Self-birthing" capital and the alchemy of money --
Wild money : the occult economies of late-capitalist globalisation --
Enron : case-study in the occult economy of late capitalism --
"Capital comes into the world dripping in blood from every pore" --
African vampires in the age of globalisation --
Kinship and accumulation : from the old witchcraft to the new --
Zombies, vampires, and spectres of capital : the new occult economies of globalising capitalism --
African fetishes and the fetishism of commodities --
The living dead : zombie-labourers in the age of globalisation --
Vampire-capitalism in sub-Saharan Africa --
Bewitched accumulation, famished roads, and the endless toilers of the earth --
Conclusion ugly beauty : monstrous dreams of utopia.
Series Title: Historical materialism book series, 30.
Responsibility: by David McNally.

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