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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The Sunday edition of the New York Times contains more information than all of the written material available to readers in the 15th Century. Happily, this argument has much to recommend it.

What if we were also to consider language as a destruc- turing force, to attend directly to its moments of subversion, slippage, in its affective power to reconstitute the social world?

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But we never really have enough—we always face a deficit of attention. At- tention, meaning the time and mental capacity that one can allocate to the consumption of information, is the one thing that retains value in the face of the infinite expansion of information.

The disproportion between the supply of information and the demand for attention is a capitalistic marazzii, 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.

From the New Economy to the War Economy. History of Western Philosophy.

Carrette – – Routledge. This entry has no external links. To this end, changes in the structure of work in the New Captal also in- tensified the linguistic saturation of capital. Robert Pahre – – Social Epistemology 10 1: Notify me of new comments via email.


Capital and Affects: The Politics of the Language Economy

The New Economy of the s promised relief from these crises, in the form of just-in-time production and supply management. Of course, the refusal of mainstream economists and policymakers to follow Marazzi and his kind has visited us with consequences that are by now all too familiar.

Marazzi reminds us of the relentlessly dis- inflationary policy regime that began in the s. David Harvey – – Historical Materialism 20 2: Attention must be paid, so we economize with ever smaller denominations.

Marazzi, writing at the dawn of the Internet era, is sanguine about the possibility. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Email required Address never made public. The Case of Political Economy. And the Crises of Capitalism. Capital and Language first published in Italian in is the first of Marazzi’s works to be published in English.

We are in a situation of information glutof an excess, an overload of information. 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. We are familiar with the Fordist response.

The logic here is by now well-known to us: Posted in book reviewpolitics Tagged capitalcapitalismeconomicslanguagemarazzipoliticspost-fordism 2 Comments. At other times, it veers toward the Habermasian, with its em- phasis on communicative action as a nearly frictionless path of semantic interaction. At some point, the question of whether market value refers to real value begins to circulate e.

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May 5, by sytaffel. Christopher Potts – unknown. This is, of course, thanks to the global financial and economic crisis that precipitated the staggering meltdown of late With their savings invested in securities, workers are no longer separated from capital as they are, by virtue of its legal definition, in the salary relationship. Here, Marazzi draws on historical studies of the early modern formation of monetary systems, which argue that money is a form of social cohesion.


Since the intensification of the communicative apparatus is accomplished through the Internet, we have good reasons—such as those offered by Jodi Dean and others—to doubt that this maraziz be the case. Find it on Scholar. In a vein mined directly from Negri and Hardt, he goes on to argue that marazai 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 plans and in welfare state programs, that people come to imagine their futures.

The critical technological platform for financialization—the Internet, of course—intensified the erosion of boundaries between work and non- work. Request removal from index.

As the conventional dimensions of the economy intensify with financialization, prices christiab revealed not to refer to value located elsewhere. Current Issues and Capktal Challenges. Added to PP index Total downloads 2of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? The key here according to Marazzi is that whereas previously savings had been concentrated in household economies — property and goods — langusge the New Economy the collective savings and pension schemes of regular people became bound to the success of the global financial market, whose continuing growth their own financial future was tied to.

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