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Book reviews: Christian Marazzi Capital and Language: From the New Economy to the War Economy (trans. Conti G, intro. Hardt H), Semiotext(e), ; pp. Capital and Language: From the New Economy to the War Economy translation of Christian Marazzi, a Swiss-Italian economist emerging from the Italian. Paying Attention Dean Mathiowetz Volume 13, No. 3 University of California, Santa Cruz Fa ll, E-ISSN: X Christian Marazzi. Capital and.

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In his parting words, Marazzi seems correspondingly hopeful that the sorts of social movements represented by the WTO protests, mobilized in large part through the Internet, point the way forward.

Marazzi describes how, in the earlier Fordist era, the economy faced a cri- sis at the points when demand could not keep up with dramatically accel- panguage commodity production.

Capital and Affects: The Politics of the Language Economy

Personal computers and the Internet were not merely incidental to the transformation characteristic of post-Fordist economy. This is an intriguing move, since if money has always been a form of chrisgian cial cohesion, then the New Economy represents not a break, but instead the unfolding or even realization of an inherent sociality of capital, a so- ciality with the potential to supersede capitalism.

Carrette – – Routledge. Marazzi reminds us of the relentlessly dis- inflationary policy regime that began in the s. The Case of Political Economy. A Critique of Biopolitical Economy.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. To this end, Marazzi begins with the observation that the economy is not nature, but culture: Barkley Rosser – manuscript. David Harvey – – Oxford University Press.

Quoting Davenport and BeckMarazzi states that. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Key to this is the performative abilities of language, the capacity fhristian merely to utilise language to describe actions or events, but the capacity to actively perform tasks through linguistic utterances. As we have seen, in this realization, value escapes the materiality of the machine and is re located instead in the body of multitude, a body whose being is bound up, for Marazzi, in language.


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Another area which Marazzi theorises, which has particular pertinence to media studies, is that of the attention economy. Request removal from index. In a vein mined directly from Negri and Hardt, he goes on to argue that financialization shifted from governmental institutions to financial ones the power to constitute peoples out of multi- tudes, since it is in financial markets, rather than in government-regulated pension langguage and in welfare state programs, that people come to imagine their futures.

They are instead massive aggregators not so much of our data, but of our attention. The critical question becomes who appropriates this value, and how. Posted in book reviewpolitics Tagged capitalcapitalismeconomicslanguagemarazzipoliticspost-fordism 2 Comments.

Marazzi makes this point with- out much fanfare at first, but his languabe ultimately depends on attention. These techniques were made possible, of course, by dramatic advances in communication technology.

This is, of course, thanks to the global financial and economic crisis that precipitated the staggering meltdown of late Social and Political Philosophy. I lavoratori della conoscenza e il loro futuro, written by Sergio Bologna and Dario Mzrazzi review: Taking this idea a step further, Marazzi argues that in the New Economy, the general intellect is embodied in the ways that workers interact, rather than the ma- terial media of their interaction.

David Harvey – – Historical Materialism 20 2: You are commenting using your WordPress. In particular it provides thought-provoking analyses on the changes to 20th century notions of base and superstructure, on the genesis and contradictions of the attention economy, and how the financialisation of savings and pensions involves workers in the wider capitalist system to a far greater extent than previous manifestations of capitalism.

Throughout this analysis, Marazzi, like many before and after him, de- parts decisively from the chtistian endemic to dominant paradigms in eco- nomic theory that price expresses total information.

Rather, these machines made the cooperative financialization of the New Economy possible. The Sunday edition of the New York Times contains more information than all of the written material available to readers in the 15th Century. Christian Marazzi, Capital and Language: Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide maazzi proxy.


Christopher Potts – unknown. This shift in the structure of earnings and savings for a critical segment of the working population is momentous.

From the New Economy to the War Economy. Current Issues and Future Challenges.

Notify me of new comments via email. Find it on Scholar. May 5, by sytaffel. This leads Marazzi to contend that The disproportion between the supply of information and the demand xnd attention is a capitalistic contradiction, an internal contradiction of the value form, of its being simultaneously commodity and money, a commodity increasingly accompanied by information and money-income, distributed in such as not to increase effective demand.

Jean-Jacques Lecercle – – Radical Philosophy Robert Pahre – – Social Epistemology 10 1: To this end, changes in the structure of work in the New Economy also in- tensified the linguistic saturation of capital.

Capital and Christisn first published in Italian in is the first of Marazzi’s works to be published in English. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here From the New Economy to the War Economy. Value is unknown, inherently speculative; what other people do offers conspicuous clues to it. Production Versus Capital in Motion: The relative comfort of the iPad lightweight and with a large screen increases the supply of attention available for capitalization—you can now very comfortably surf the Inter- net with your feet up.

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