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Global magic : technologies of appropriation from ancient Rome to Wall Street

Author: Alf Hornborg
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Series: Palgrave studies in Anthropology of sustainability
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modern thought on economics and technology is no less magical than the world views of non-modern peoples. This book reveals how our ideas about growth and progress ignore how money and machines  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alf Hornborg
ISBN: 9781137567864 1137567864
OCLC Number: 1042835029
Description: X, 201 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Ecology of Things: Artifacts as Embodied Relations 2. Land, Energy, and Value in the Technocene 3. The Magic of Money 4. Empires, World-Systems, and Expanding Markets 5. Money as Fictive Energy: Unraveling the Relation between Economics and Physics 6. Agency, Ontology, and Global Magic 7. The Political Ecology of Technological Utopianism 8. Redesigning Money to Curb Globalization and Increase Resilience 9. Conclusions: Money, Technology, and Magic
Series Title: Palgrave studies in Anthropology of sustainability
Responsibility: Alf Hornborg.

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