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

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


`This is an bold, unique, and intricate remedy of key features of up to date capitalism. It makes an immense contribution since it profoundly destabilizes the scholarship on globalization, the so-called new economic system, details know-how, targeted modern company cultures and practices' - Saskia Sassen, writer of Globalization and its Discontents

`Nigel Thrift bargains us this type of cultural research of worldwide capitalism that has lengthy been wanted - person who emphasizes the leading edge power of world capitalism. The e-book avoids stale denouncements and provides as a substitute a view of capitalism as a kind of perform' - Karin Knorr Cetina, Professor of Sociology, collage of Konstanz, Germany

Capitalism is celebrated for generating a sort of lifestyles the place `everything stable melts into air'. yet what occurs while capitalism develops theories approximately itself? Are we entering into a within which capitalism will be acknowledged to own a brain?

These questions are pursued during this gleaming and thought-provoking ebook. Thrift appears at what he calls "the cultural circuit of capitalism," the mechanism for producing new theories of capitalism. The publication strains the increase of this circuit again to the Sixties whilst a chain of associations locked jointly to interrogate capitalism, to the current day, while 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 past due 20th century? What half have they performed in constructing our realizing of human relations?

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

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