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Author Dienst, Richard, 1962-

Title The bonds of debt / Richard Dienst.

Imprint London ; New York : Verso, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  336.34 D56b 2011    ---  Available
Description 192 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Jacket subtitle: Borrowing against the common good.
Contents All that we owe -- Once in a lifetime -- Inequality, poverty, indebtedness -- The economic consequences of the perpetual peace -- Letter to Bono -- Spaces of indebtedness -- The magic of debt ; or, Reading Marx like a child -- The dialectic of indebtedness -- Conclusion : Who's afraid of jubilee?
Summary The credit crisis has pushed the whole world so far into the red that the gigantic sums involved defy understanding. On a human level, what does such an enormous degree of debt and insolvency mean? In this timely book, cultural critic Richard Dienst considers the financial crisis, global poverty, media politics and radical theory to parse the various implications of a world where man is born free but everywhere is in debt. Written with humor and verve, Bonds of Debt ranges across subjects -- such as Obamas national security strategy, the architecture of Prada stores, press photos of Bono, and a fairy tale told by Karl Marx--to capture a modern condition founded on fiscal imprudence. Moving beyond the dominant pieties and widespread anxieties surrounding the topic, Dienst re-conceives the worlds massive financial obligations as a social, economic, and political bond, where the crushing weight of objectified wealth comes face to face with new demands for equality and solidarity. -- Publisher description.
Subject Debt.
Debts, Public.
ISBN 9781844676910

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