By Christian Marazzi The Violence of Financial Capitalism (Semiotext(e) / Intervention) [Paperback] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Published in early , Christian Marazzi’s The Violence of Financial. Capitalism is among the first of a number of sustained efforts to artic- ulate a critique of. PDF | On Jun 22, , Paul Langley and others published Book review: Christian Marazzi The Violence of Financial Capitalism, Semiotext(e).

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An in depth look at the financial crisis offrom a French point of view. 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.

Mar 10, David Schwarm rated it liked it Shelves: I liked that there wasn’t just an assumption that our current economic system cbristian productive, and Marazzi takes us back through a century of changing capitalism to fiancial us to our current finance based position. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Semiotext e January 4, Language: Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Marazzi offers an excellent of new phenomena like crowdsourcing, “free” labor and the emerging consumer-as-producer in order to show how the increasing externality of the capital to the producing process implies an entirely new concept of accumulation, one no longer focused on investing in constant and variable capital, but in summoning sources of free labor whose autonomous productivity is then siphoned off through apparatuses of capture Marazzi, along with Carlo Vercellone, speak of the “capitalist rent” rather than profit to account for this new situation.

I think one can fairly ascribe this mess mainly, but not entirely, to the translator who may also be responsible for some of the factual errors. I’ve came back and read this twice now, once in the midst of the financial crisis and now again several years later. Jan 26, Erica Harmon rated it really liked it Shelves: It has been a long time since I’ve read a book this dense.


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This is a jargon-heavy book where the author feels zero compulsion to explain christisn he means until the Afterword. Open Preview See a Problem?

The Violence of Financial Capitalism by Christian Marazzi

capitalidm This first English-language edition of Christian Marazzi’s most recent book, The Violence of Financial Capitalism, makes a groundbreaking work on the global financial crisis available to a new audience of readers. So it’s a real struggle reading this. 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.

Write a customer review. I find this translation into English absolutely horrible. The so called real economy was speculating in “futures”, that is, future v There’s one point to take from this book. He is not a clear writer in English and the jargon just makes this worse. The financial crisis has radically undermined the very concept of unilateral and multilateral economico-political hegemony, and Marazzi discusses efforts toward a new geo-monetary order that have emerged capigalism the globe in response.

And then there are the factual errors.

There is no such thing as a “real” and “financial” economy. See all 5 reviews. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. 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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There’s the odd clear insight, but so much of it is buried in two layers: Want to Read saving…. Settles back down again on page Moufawad-Paul rated it really liked it May 22, Other books in the series.

At some point automobile companies like General Motors started getting larger profits from their consumer loans, ie. Marazzi is writing from the midst of Our struggle is not violecne against financial capitalism but against authors who do not seek to be understood. The author is writing from the perspective of two or three years from the start of the Great Recession.

To make the claim that value is generated in circulation chriistian simply not true, and this attempt to completely redefine all of these Marxist terms come out of pure desire to be heterodox. I found violejce of this book very illuminating, particularly the third chapter, which passes from an analysis of the financial crisis considered from the “distributive” point of view to what Marazzi calls a “productive point of view. Circumstances have changed since, though not entirely for the better.

There are few books I cannot finish I made christiah though Atlas Shrugged, for Christ’s sake but sadly, this one will join that short list after only penetrating 50 pages in about 6 months.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: I’m capitalusm it would have been much longer, had he tried to fold out more of the terminology underway, but I at least would have understood more.