Knowing Capitalism (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society)

Knowing Capitalism (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society)

`This is an bold, unique, and complicated therapy of key points of up to date capitalism. It makes a massive contribution since it profoundly destabilizes the scholarship on globalization, the so-called new financial system, info know-how, specified modern enterprise cultures and practices' - Saskia Sassen, writer of Globalization and its Discontents

`Nigel Thrift deals us one of these cultural research of worldwide capitalism that has lengthy been wanted - one who emphasizes the leading edge strength of world capitalism. The booklet avoids stale denouncements and gives as an alternative a view of capitalism as a kind of perform' - Karin Knorr Cetina, Professor of Sociology, college of Konstanz, Germany

Capitalism is celebrated for generating a kind of life the place `everything reliable melts into air'. yet what occurs while capitalism develops theories approximately itself? Are we entering into a during which capitalism should be stated to own a brain?

These questions are pursued during this glowing and thought-provoking booklet. Thrift appears to be like at what he calls "the cultural circuit of capitalism," the mechanism for producing new theories of capitalism. The ebook strains the increase of this circuit again to the Nineteen Sixties while a chain of associations locked jointly to interrogate capitalism, to the current day, whilst those associations are relocating out to the Pacific basin and past. What have those theories produced? How have they been implicated within the speculative bubbles that characterised the overdue 20th century? What half have they performed in constructing our knowing of human relations?

Building on an inter-disciplinary process which embraces the middle social sciences, Thrift outlines an exhilarating new idea for realizing capitalism. His publication is of curiosity to readers in Geography, Social concept, Antrhopology and Cultural Economics.

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