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Auteur: Cremin, Colin
Titel: Capitalism's new clothes
Sub titel: Enterprise, Ethics and Enjoyment in Times of Crisis

In broadsheet newspapers, television shows and Hollywood films, capitalism is increasingly recognised as a system detrimental to human existence. Colin Cremin investigates why, despite this de-robing, capitalism remains a powerful and seductive force. Using materialist, psychoanalytic and linguistic approaches, Cremin shows how capitalism, anxiety and desire enter into a productive/destructive relationship. He identifies three related kinds of social engagement. These are enterprise and employment, ethics and left-oriented social action, and enjoyment and consumption. As these ideological strands overlap and reinforce one another, the exploitation, violence, injustice, alienation and ecological destruction the system breeds is revealed, but not necessarily identified or addressed as a failure of capitalism.
2011, 240 pag., Euro 26,75
Pluto Press, London, ISBN 9780745328140


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