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Book reviews: Christian Marazzi Capital and Language: From the New Economy to the War Economy (trans. Conti G, intro. Hardt H), Semiotext(e), ; pp. Capital and Language: From the New Economy to the War Economy translation of Christian Marazzi, a Swiss-Italian economist emerging from the Italian. Paying Attention Dean Mathiowetz Volume 13, No. 3 University of California, Santa Cruz Fa ll, E-ISSN: X Christian Marazzi. Capital and.

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They are, in a word, language. Attention must be paid, so we economize with ever smaller denominations. At some point, curistian question of whether market value refers to real value begins to circulate e.

Rather, these machines made the cooperative financialization of the New Economy possible. A crisis in the financial markets, he says, must marzzzi un- derstood as a crisis in the overproduction of this self-referentiality. The Case of Political Economy. Published online — http: Internally, the same crises necessitated national welfare spending to support demand.

As we have seen, in this realization, value escapes the materiality of the machine and is re located instead in the body of multitude, a body whose being is bound up, for Marazzi, in language. Back then the problem was not finding the time to read, but finding enough reading material to fill up the time. The Sunday edition of the New York Times contains more information than all of the written material available to readers in the 15th Century.

Current Issues and Future Challenges. Of course, the refusal of mainstream economists and policymakers to follow Marazzi and his kind has visited us with consequences that are by now all too familiar. Social and Political Philosophy categorize this paper. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Since the intensification of the communicative apparatus is accomplished through the Internet, we have good reasons—such as those offered by Jodi Dean and others—to doubt that this will be the case.


Capital and Affects: The Politics of the Language Economy

You are commenting using your WordPress. The disproportion between the supply of information and the demand for attention is a capitalistic contradiction, an internal contradiction of the value form, of its being simultaneously commodity and money, a commodity increasingly accompanied by information and money-income, distributed in such as not to increase effective demand.

The logic here is by now well-known to us: From the New Economy to the War Economy. The New Economy of the s promised relief from these crises, in the form of just-in-time production and supply management. History of Western Philosophy.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. While Marazzi draws from the literatures on behavioral finance to justify discarding the rationality assumption, he follows the linguistic turn, broadly understood, to orient his account.

Remember me on this computer. Marazzi describes how, in the earlier Fordist era, the economy faced a cri- sis at the points when demand could not keep up with dramatically accel- erating commodity production. Throughout this analysis, Marazzi, like many before and after him, de- parts decisively from the idea endemic to dominant paradigms in eco- nomic theory that price expresses total information.

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The financialization of the economy, he argues, allowed US consumer spending to grow even as crises spread throughout debtor nations around the world in the Euro Zone inMexico —95, and Asia Carrette – – Routledge.

With regard to the last point in particular, Marazzi elaborates, to striking effect, an observation of Paolo Virno. Chrustian, Marazzi draws on historical studies of the early modern formation of monetary systems, which argue that money is a form of social cohesion. Find it on Scholar. The critical question becomes who appropriates this value, and how. Religion and Critical Psychology: It is a scarce and extremely perishable good… A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.


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Scritti, appunti sul lavoro e altro, written by Sergio BolognaBook review: A Critique of Biopolitical Economy. Personal computers and the Internet were not merely incidental to the transformation characteristic of post-Fordist economy. To this end, Marazzi begins with the observation that the economy is not nature, but culture: Making Visible the Invisible Act of Doping. For this reason, people coming to this text to understand how transformations in capital might affect how we are to think about lan- guage will come up a bit short.

In particular it provides thought-provoking analyses on the changes to 20th century notions of base and superstructure, on the genesis and contradictions of the attention economy, and how the financialisation of savings and pensions involves workers in the wider capitalist system to a far greater extent than nad manifestations of capitalism.

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He characterizes the push toward disinflation as a response to both the abandonment of the gold standard in and stagflation in the late s.

Externally, crises demanded imperialism to mqrazzi, as a Global South, countries that were sources of raw materials and dumping grounds for excess consumer goods.