CHRISTIAN MARAZZI THE VIOLENCE OF FINANCIAL CAPITALISM PDF

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However, written during and in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, The Violence of Financial Capitalism offers a reformulation of the correspondence between finance and post-Fordist labor that is shot through with the intensity and the urgency of the crisis itself. The republication of the text in with a new translation and afterword by the author is a welcome addition to a growing body of scholarship in critical financial studies as well as autonomist critiques of contemporary capitalism.

The Violence of Financial Capitalism is a must-read for cultural theorists interested in working through broader implications of the contemporary crisis. At the end of volume 1 of Capital, Marx sketches out the correspondence between the birth of financial institutions and the historical violence of primitive [End Page ] accumulation.

For Marazzi, the contemporary crisis makes explicit the myriad ways that the financialization of the global economy since the s has been intimately tied to transformations of labor processes in post-Fordism, and it is from an analysis of this dynamic that a theory of financial violence emerges in his text.

In what follows, I trace his understanding of the violence of finance as well as outline what I find to be the most salient arguments of the book. Marazzi begins The Violence of Financial Capitalism by offering a broad sketch of the financial crisis, its causes, its immediate aftermath, and the crises of global monetary governance it both signals and induces. Drawing on a diverse set of resources, from popular media such as The Economist to the dense theoretical analyses of Michel Aglietta, he begins by pulling together a unique narrative of the crisis that places the reader in medias res.

Within the interior of its unfolding, Marazzi produces a set of provisional theses regarding the dynamics of the crisis rather than a totalizing account. This is both a strength and a weakness of the book, in that it avoids an artificial coherence in its narrative of what is clearly an ongoing phenomenon, but at the same time runs the risk of reproducing the impression that finance is something that is infinitely complex and beyond intelligibility.

Yet despite his effort at transparency, the sheer density [End Page ] of factual evidence that he provides, at moments, might engender the effect of If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution or have your own login and password to Project MUSE.

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May 11, Vanya rated it it was ok I was enjoying this book, when the sudden Deleuzian garbage dropped half way through. It seems so atrociously tacked onto the analysis, and stands in direct antagonism to the rest of the book it really seems like a different person writing. To make the claim that value is generated in circulation is simply not true, and this attempt to completely redefine all of these Marxist terms come out of pure desire to be heterodox. It is completely untrue by any stretch of the imagination that we have I was enjoying this book, when the sudden Deleuzian garbage dropped half way through. My only other complaint is the weird insistence on supply and demand as a source of crisis later in the book, despite that he pretty solidly identifies the rate of profit as a problem earlier. I liked the kind of corny humanism at the end it had a nice early Marx feel to it. Many of the discussions that were taking place at the time have now been swept up under the rug entirely and have become almost non-issues.

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Description An updated edition of a groundbreaking work on the global financial crisis from a postfordist perspective. This new edition has been updated to reflect recent events, up to and including the G20 summit in July and the broad consensus to reduce government spending that emerged from it. Marazzi, a leading figure in the European postfordist movement, argues that the processes of financialization are not simply irregularities between the traditional categories of wages, rent, and profit, but rather a new type of accumulation adapted to the processes of social and cognitive production today. The financial crisis, he contends, is a fundamental component of contemporary accumulation and not a classic lack of economic growth. Marazzi shows that individual debt and the management of financial markets are actually techniques for governing the transformations of immaterial labor, general intellect, and social cooperation. The financial crisis has radically undermined the very concept of unilateral and multilateral economico-political hegemony, and Marazzi discusses efforts toward a new geomonetary order that have emerged around the globe in response. Offering a radically new understanding of the current stage of international economics as well as crucial post-Marxist guidance for confronting capitalism in its newest form, The Violence of Financial Capitalism is a valuable addition to the contemporary arsenal of postfordist thought.

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Marazzi's The Violence of Financial Capitalism

However, written during and in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, The Violence of Financial Capitalism offers a reformulation of the correspondence between finance and post-Fordist labor that is shot through with the intensity and the urgency of the crisis itself. The republication of the text in with a new translation and afterword by the author is a welcome addition to a growing body of scholarship in critical financial studies as well as autonomist critiques of contemporary capitalism. The Violence of Financial Capitalism is a must-read for cultural theorists interested in working through broader implications of the contemporary crisis. At the end of volume 1 of Capital, Marx sketches out the correspondence between the birth of financial institutions and the historical violence of primitive [End Page ] accumulation. For Marazzi, the contemporary crisis makes explicit the myriad ways that the financialization of the global economy since the s has been intimately tied to transformations of labor processes in post-Fordism, and it is from an analysis of this dynamic that a theory of financial violence emerges in his text.

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