Download Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument (One Work Series) by Anna Dezeuze PDF

By Anna Dezeuze

Part-text, part-sculpture, part-architecture, part-junk heap, Thomas Hirschhorn's usually huge yet precarious works supply a remark at the spectacle of late-capitalist consumerism and the worldwide proliferation of commodities. made of ephemeral fabrics -- cardboard, foil, plastic baggage, and packing tape -- that the artist describes as "universal, monetary, inclusive, and [without] any plus-value," those works additionally have interaction problems with justice, strength, and ethical accountability. Hirschhorn (born in Switzerland in 1957) frequently chooses to put his paintings in non-art settings, asserting that he desires it to "fight for its personal existence." during this ebook, Anna Dezeuze bargains a generously illustrated exam of Hirschhorn's Deleuze Monument (2000), the second one in his sequence of 4 Monuments. Deleuze Monument -- a sculpture, an altar, and a library devoted to Gilles Deleuze -- was once conceived as a piece open to viewers twenty-four hours an afternoon, seven days per week. a part of the exhibition "La Beauté" in Avignon, Deleuze Monument used to be arguable from the beginning, and it used to be dismantled months prior to the top of the exhibition after being vandalized. Dezeuze describes the chronology of the undertaking, together with negotiations with neighborhood citizens; the dynamic among confirmation and vulnerability in Hirschhorn's paintings; failure and "scatter art" within the Nineties; participatory practices; and difficulties of presence, upkeep, and visual appeal, raised by way of Hirschhorn's acknowledgement of "error" in his discontinuous presence on web site following the deploy of Deleuze Monument.

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Download Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet by Robert W. McChesney PDF

By Robert W. McChesney

Celebrants and skeptics alike have produced necessary analyses of the Internet’s influence on us and our international, oscillating among utopian bliss and dystopian hell. yet in accordance with Robert W. McChesney, arguments on each side fail to handle the connection among fiscal energy and the electronic world.

McChesney’s award-winning Rich Media, negative Democracy skewered the idea society sopping wet in advertisement info is a democratic one. In Digital Disconnect, McChesney returns to this provocative thesis in mild of the advances of the electronic age. He argues that the pointy decline within the enforcement of antitrust violations, the rise in patents on electronic know-how and proprietary platforms and big oblique subsidies and different regulations have made the web a spot of numbing commercialism. A handful of monopolies now dominate the political financial system, from Google, which garners a ninety seven percentage proportion of the cellular seek marketplace, to Microsoft, whose working procedure is utilized by over ninety percentage of the world’s pcs. Capitalism’s colonization of the web has spurred the cave in of credible journalism and made the web an unheard of gear for presidency and company surveillance and a disturbingly antidemocratic force.

In Digital Disconnect, Robert McChesney deals a groundbreaking critique of the web, urging us to reclaim the democratizing strength of the electronic revolution whereas we nonetheless can.

McChesney discussing the publication on the Urbana-Champaign autonomous Media Center

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Download The Economics of Inequality by Thomas Piketty PDF

By Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty―whose Capital within the Twenty-First Century driven inequality to the vanguard of public debate―wrote The Economics of Inequality as an advent to the conceptual and authentic heritage valuable for examining adjustments in financial inequality through the years. This concise textual content has demonstrated itself as an integral advisor for college students and normal readers in France, the place it's been usually up-to-date and revised. Translated by means of Arthur Goldhammer, The Economics of Inequality now seems to be in English for the 1st time.

Piketty starts off by way of explaining how inequality evolves and the way economists degree it. In next chapters, he explores variances in source of revenue and possession of capital and the range of guidelines used to lessen those gaps. alongside the best way, with attribute readability and precision, he introduces key principles in regards to the courting among exertions and capital, the consequences of other structures of taxation, the excellence among “historical” and “political” time, the impression of schooling and technological swap, the character of capital markets, the function of unions, and obvious tensions among the pursuit of potency and the pursuit of fairness.

Succinct, available, and authoritative, this is often the fitting position to begin when you are looking to comprehend the elemental matters on the middle of 1 of the main urgent issues in modern economics and politics.

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Download Democracy, Capitalism and Empire in Late Victorian Britain, by E. Spencer Wellhofer PDF

By E. Spencer Wellhofer

Late Victorian Britain witnessed 3 demanding situations to its eighteenth-century Republican excellent: democracy, capitalism and ethnic nationalism. Calling upon the languages and debates of the interval, the publication examines contending photographs of the social order with new info analytic innovations and data. becoming a member of the contextual learn of heritage to complicated analytic concepts refutes ordinary interpretations and gives a extra whole portrait of the interval. The conclusions on democratic transition have vital implications for knowing contemporary efforts to harvest democracy's rewards.

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Download Pretend We’re Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop by Annalee Newitz PDF

By Annalee Newitz

In Pretend We’re Dead, Annalee Newitz argues that the slimy zombies and gore-soaked murderers who've stormed via American movie and literature during the last century embrace the violent contradictions of capitalism. Ravaged by means of overwork, alienated by means of company conformity, and mutilated via the unfettered lust for revenue, fictional monsters act out the issues with an financial system that turns out designed to devour humans whole.

Newitz appears to be like at representations of serial killers, mad medical professionals, the undead, cyborgs, and unfortunates mutated by way of their involvement with the mass media undefined. even if contemplating the serial killer who turns homicide right into a type of hard work by means of mass generating lifeless our bodies, or the hack writers and bloodthirsty actresses trapped inside of Hollywood’s profit-mad storytelling computing device, she finds that every creature has its personal story to inform approximately how a freewheeling marketplace economic system turns humans into monstrosities.

Newitz tracks the monsters spawned by means of capitalism via B videos, Hollywood blockbusters, pulp fiction, and American literary classics, taking a look at their manifestations in works akin to Norman Mailer’s “true lifestyles novel” The Executioner’s Song; the fast tales of Isaac Asimov and H. P. Lovecraft; the cyberpunk novels of William Gibson and Marge Piercy; true-crime books concerning the serial killers Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer; and flicks together with Modern Times (1936), Donovan’s Brain (1953), Night of the dwelling Dead (1968), RoboCop (1987), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001). Newitz exhibits that as literature and movie inform it, the tale of yank capitalism because the past due 19th century is a story of body-mangling, soul-crushing horror.

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Download Political Economy and Global Capitalism: The 21st Century, by Robert Albritton, Bob Jessop, Richard Westra PDF

By Robert Albritton, Bob Jessop, Richard Westra

Robert Albritton, Bob Jessop, Richard Westra (eds.)

This quantity brings jointly unique and well timed writings through across the world well known students that examine the present trajectories of worldwide capitalism and, within the mild of those, think of most likely, attainable or fascinating futures. It bargains theory-informed writing that contextualizes empirical examine on present world-historic occasions and developments with an eye fixed in the direction of understanding a way forward for human, social and monetary betterment.

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'This is an illuminating choice of essays on the place we're and the place we would turn out, from a individual foreign and interdisciplinary team of students and activists.' —Stuart Elden, affiliate Director of the overseas limitations learn Unit, Durham University

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Download La Ligue des capitalistes extraordinaires by Benoist Simmat, Vincent Caut PDF

By Benoist Simmat, Vincent Caut

Présentation de l'éditeur

Avec los angeles Ligue des capitalistes extraordinaires, Benoist Simmat et Vincent Caut imaginent un manuel présentant les plus grands marketers qui s'adresse à tous. Depuis deux siècles, ils n'ont qu'une idée en tête : accumuler de l'argent pour imposer leurs propres règles. Voici les 50 « plus grands buyers », ces capitalistes extraordinaires qui ont ecu une impression déterminante sur l'économie. Ils partagent un element commun : leur volonté de surfer sur le haut de los angeles obscure du nouveau système et de s'émanciper de l'ancien. De Citroën à Jobs en passant par Rothschild, Eiffel, Rockfeller, Disney, Agnelli, etc., voici les grands marketers présentés en BD. Un manuel pour apprendre, découvrir ou redécouvrir les grands marketers du monde capitaliste tout en s'amusant.

Biographie de l'auteur

Vincent Caut est né en 1991 en région parisienne. Il tombe – à thirteen ans, et par hasard – sur un web publication de BD. Lui-même passionné par l. a. bande dessinée, il se prend au jeu et décide de démarrer son propre weblog. Il est bientôt récompensé par plusieurs prix du pageant foreign de l. a. BD d'Angoulême (prix du scénario Jeune Espoir expertise en 2008, grand prix Jeune Espoir expertise en 2009 puis begin des études artistiques. II obtient ainsi son diplôme d'illustration à l'école Estienne en 2012. Parallèlement, il publie ses premiers albums, dont l. a. série jeunesse "Où es-tu Léopold ?" (Dupuis) et "Les Aventures de l. a. fin du monde" (12bis). En 2014 paraît un album en collaboration avec Benoist Simmat : "La Ligue des économistes extraordinaires" Devant le succès de ce foremost quantity, une suite, "La Ligue des capitalistes extraordinaires", paraît en 2015. Vincent Caut vit et travaille actuellement à Angoulême, et se consacre à l. a. fois à l. a. bande dessinée, au dessin de presse et à l'illustration.

Benoist Simmat, né en 1973, est journaliste économique. Ancien collaborateur du ‘Nouvel Économiste', de ‘L'Agefi' et du ‘Journal du dimanche', il participe ou a participé à de nombreuses pages "éco" de los angeles presse nationale, comme celles de ‘L'Express', ‘Libération', ‘Management', ‘La Revue du vin de France', and so on. Menant parallèlement une carrière dans l'édition, il est également essayiste – "Ségolène Royal, los angeles dame aux deux visages" (avec Aymeric Mantoux, L'Archipel, 2007), "In vino satanas" (avec Denis Saverot, Albin Michel, 2009), "La Guerre des vins" (avec Aymeric Mantoux, Flammarion, 2012), and so on. – et scénariste pour un style nouveau, l. a. "BD enquête" – "Robert Parker, les sept péchés capiteux" (12bis, 2010) et "La Gauche bling-bling" (12bis, 2012). En 2014, en collaboration avec Vincent Caut, il publie "La Ligue des économistes extraordinaires" (Dargaud). Devant le succès de ce most effective album, une suite, "La Ligue des capitalistes extraordinaires", paraît en 2015.

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Download The Long Twentieth Century by Giovanni Arrighi PDF

By Giovanni Arrighi

Winner of the yankee Sociological organization PEWS Award (1995) for wonderful Scholarship The lengthy 20th Century strains the epochal shifts within the courting among capital accumulation and country formation over a 700-year interval. Giovanni Arrighi masterfully synthesizes social idea, comparative heritage and old narrative during this account of the constructions and organisations that have formed the process global historical past over the millennium. Borrowing from Braudel, Arrighi argues that the historical past of capitalism has spread out as a succession of "long centuries" -- a long time within which a hegemonic energy deploying a unique mix of financial and political networks secured regulate over an increasing world-economic area. The modest beginnings, upward push and violent unravel-ing of the hyperlinks cast among capital, country strength, and geopolitics through hegemonic periods and states are explored with dramatic depth. From this angle, Arrighi explains the altering fortunes of Florentine, Venetian, Genoese, Dutch, English, and at last American capitalism. The booklet concludes with an exam of the forces that have formed and at the moment are poised to undermine America's international strength.

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Download The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics PDF

The one hindrance of capitalism is capitalism itself. Let's toss credits default swaps, bailouts, environmental externalities and, whereas we're at it, inner most possession of construction within the dustbin of heritage. The Accumulation of Freedom brings jointly economists, historians, theorists, and activists for a first-of-its-kind examine of anarchist economics. The editors aren't attempting to subvert the concept of economics—they settle for the traditional definition, yet reject the proposal that capitalism or significant making plans are appropriate how you can arrange financial life.

"The Accumulation of Freedom fills an important want for starting a major discussion approximately possible choices to capitalist globalization and the ongoing ruthless exploitation of work and common assets. it is a accomplished consultant for we all to contemplate how we'd create not just a sustainable destiny, yet one in response to justice, group and freedom." —Benjamin Frymer, venture Censored

"This is an grand, well timed, and demanding e-book, supplying a wanted replacement standpoint at the destiny, if we're to have one." —Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, writer of Outlaw Woman

"This booklet addresses a broadening curiosity in anarchism – as either conception and politics – within the wake of the deepening monetary and social predicament within the usa and in other places. it's a very well timed choice of articles that boldly confronts the pressing desire for a primary replacement to the prevailing bankrupt strength structure." —Carl Boggs, writer of Imperial Delusions

"Given the great overburden of tomes delineating each theoretical nuance of 'free market,' combined, and marxian economies, fabric addressing anarchist choices has constantly been rendered conspicuous by means of its absence. Accumulation of Freedom fills the void quite well, supplying a broadly-framed and obtainable survey of this crucially vital field." —Ward Churchill, writer

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