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Reified life : speculative capital and the ahuman condition

Author: J Paul Narkunas
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Even as the 2008 economic crisis solidified the dominion of neoliberal and financial capital to organize human societies much to the detriment of the world’s populations, important questions remain. Among them, what forms of life are free and what forms are perceived legally and economically as surplus? Which of them, human and otherwise, are most expendable? Reified Life theorizes the dangerous social implications  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Paul Narkunas
ISBN: 9780823280308 0823280306 9780823280315 0823280314
OCLC Number: 1002820741
Description: x, 324 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Humanisms, posthumanisms, and their discontents --
Instrumentalizing Life. Market humans : Homo oeconomicus, entrepreneurs, and neoliberal beings of risk --
Utilitarian humanism : "we other humans" regulated by culture --
The hedge fund of reality : ontology and financial derivatives --
Human Rights and the Political Reformations of the Market Human. Human rights and states of emergency : humanitarians and governmentality --
Translating rights : the international criminal court, translation, and the human status --
Speculative Fictions : Political Aesthetics Adrift in Speculative Capital Flows. Speculative fictions and other cartographies of life --
Between words, numbers, and things : transgenics and other objects of life in Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy --
Reification of the human : global organ harvesting and Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go --
Conclusion: Ahumans : a guide to nonmarket living.
Other Titles: Speculative capital and the ahuman condition
Responsibility: J. Paul Narkunas.

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Reified Life delineates how financial and neoliberal capitalism, digital and bioengineering technologies are remaking historical concepts of the human, and documents their effects on culture, human  Read more...

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