KNOWLEDGE LTD TOWARD A SOCIAL LOGIC OF THE DERIVATIVE

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Knowledge Ltd

Author : Randy Martin
ISBN : 9781439912249
Genre : Business & Economics
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Catastrophes ranging from the travesties of financial markets and the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil well to the tsunami that struck northern Japan and the levees breaking in New Orleans are examples of the limits of knowledge. Author Randy Martin insists that the expertise erected to prevent these natural and social disasters failed in each case. In Knowledge LTD, Martin explores how both the limits of knowledge and the social constructions of culture reflect the way we organize social life in the face of disasters and their aftermath. He examines this crisis of knowledge as well as the social movements that rose up in its wake. Martin not only treats derivatives as financial contracts for pricing risk, but also shows how the derivative works in economic terms, where the very unity of the economy is undone. Knowledge LTD ultimately points to a more comprehensive reordering of the once separate spheres of economy, polity, and culture. Martin provides a new way of understanding the social significance of the all-pervasive derivative logic.
Category: Business & Economics

Performance As Political Act

Author : Randy Martin
ISBN : 0897891740
Genre : Performing Arts
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Proposing a new source for political impulse in the West, this volume seeks to re-embody the political subject, arguing that when the mind has been dominated by mass communication as in Western capitalism the body emerges as a site of opposition. An explication of the making of a modern dance and a comparison of Soviet and American political theatre are linked by a sustained discussion that critiques semiotic and phenomenological approaches to the body and outlines a body politics.
Category: Performing Arts

Financialization Of Daily Life

Author : Randy Martin
ISBN : 1439905975
Genre : Business & Economics
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While trillions of dollars came and went in the stock market boom of the 1990s, the image of "every man and woman a CEO" may turn out to be the era's lasting legacy. Business news, once reserved to specialized papers or sections of the larger news of the day, came to the forefront in cable television and in cultural images of how ordinary people, through the internet and other avenues could not only master their financial life, but move money and equity around with the ease of a financial titan. Financialization of Daily Life looks at how this transformation occurred, and how it is just now becoming a significant, and troubling, aspect of our political and cultural life.Randy Martin takes us through all of the aspects of our "financialization." He examines how the shift in economic life arose not only from changes in culture, but also from new policy priorities that emphasize controlling inflation over promoting growth. He offers a close reading of self-help literature that teaches parents how to rear financially literate children and to instruct adults in the fundamentals of fiscal management. He examines just what a society that treats financial investment as a national past time really looks like, and how that society is transforming the world.In a country rocked by scandals in accounting and banking, the identification ordinary citizens make with, and the risk with which they engage in, the stock market calls into question the very basis of our economic system. Randy Martin spells out in clear terms the implications our financial doings—and undoing—have for the way we organize our lives, and, especially, our money.
Category: Business & Economics

On Your Marx

Author : Randy Martin
ISBN : 0816638950
Genre : Philosophy
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Category: Philosophy

Dividuum

Author : Gerald Raunig
ISBN : 9781584351801
Genre : Philosophy
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Raunig develops a philosophy of dividuality as a way of addressing contemporary modes of production and forms of life.
Category: Philosophy

Sportcult

Author : Randy Martin
ISBN : 0816631840
Genre : Social Science
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Looking at such diverse examples of sport culture as aerobics, bodybuilding, Mexican pro-wrestling, golf-course design, the basketball documentary Hoop Dreams, women sportscasters, sports-related trademarks, martial arts in Tanzanian youth culture, and cricket in Sri Lanka and post-apartheid South Africa, SportCult deftly explores sport as a cultural frame of reference for such critical issues as national identity, the idea of the body, global capitalism, and the politics of representation.
Category: Social Science

Personal Knowledge

Author : Michael Polanyi
ISBN : 9781134746095
Genre : Philosophy
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First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Philosophy

40 Days Of Dating

Author : Jessica Walsh
ISBN : 9781613127155
Genre : Self-Help
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When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story since it was launched in July 2013. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since. Note: 40 Days of Dating has a special binding that allows it to open very flat by attaching the endpapers to the inside covers.
Category: Self-Help

Night Thoughts

Author : Wallace Shawn
ISBN : 9781608468133
Genre : Social Science
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Although he is guided and inspired by the people he respects, and despite the insufficiency of his knowledge and experience—an insufficiency shared by most (or all) other humans, Wallace Shawn can’t see any real alternative to trying to figure out his own answers to the most essential questions about the world he lives in. Having recently passed the age of seventy, before which he found it difficult to piece together more than a few fragments of understanding, Shawn would like to pass on anything he's learned before death or dementia close down the brief window available to him, but he may not be ready yet. Praise for Essays: ““Lovely, hilarious and seriously thought-provoking.”“ —Toni Morrison “Wallace Shawn’s essays are both powerful and riveting. To have such a gentle and incisive soul willing to say what others may be afraid to is considerably refreshing.” —Michael Moore ““From a low-earning playwright’s troubles to reflections on why the Palestinians are justified in their resentment of Israel. Wallace Shawn: Fearless!”“ —GQ, Best Books of 2009 ““It’'s a treat to hear [Shaun] speak his curious mind.”“ —O, The Oprah Magazine Wallace Shawn is an Obie Award–-winning playwright and a noted stage and screen actor (Star Trek, Gossip Girl, The Princess Bride, Toy Story). He co-wrote of the film My Dinner with Andre and is author of multiple plays. His book Essays was published by Haymarket Books (2009).
Category: Social Science

Debt To Society

Author : Miranda Joseph
ISBN : 1452941599
Genre : Accounting
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It is commonplace to say that criminals pay their debt to society by spending time in prison, but what is a "debt to society"? How is crime understood as a debt? How has time become the equivalent for crime? And how does criminal debt relate to the kind of debt held by consumers and university students? In Debt to Society, Miranda Joseph explores modes of accounting as they are used to create, sustain, or transform social relations. Envisioning accounting broadly to include financial accounting, managerial accounting of costs and performance, and the calculation of "debts to society" owed by criminals, Joseph argues that accounting technologies have a powerful effect on social dynamics by attributing credits and debts.
Category: Accounting