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By J. D. Taylor

ISBN-10: 1780992610

ISBN-13: 9781780992617

Negative Capitalism: Cynicism within the Neoliberal Era bargains a brand new conceptual framework for knowing the present monetary trouble. via a ranging sequence of analyses and views, it argues that cynicism has develop into culturally embedded within the united kingdom and US as an impact of disempowerment via neoliberal capitalism. but regardless of the deprivation and cave in of key social infrastructure like consultant democracy, welfare, workers' rights and equivalent entry to assets, there has up to now been no collective, potent and sustained overthrow of capitalism. Why is that this?

The book's critical name is for brand new ideas that resolve this narcissistic cynicism, embracing social democracy, constitutional rights, mass bankruptcies and animate sabotage. Kafka, Foucault, Ballard and de Sade are clashed with the X-Factor, ruinporn, London, and the paintings of Laura Oldfield Ford. Negative Capitalism's polemic is written to incite responses opposed to the cynical malaise of the neoliberal period.

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This sense of distrust and rugged individualism permeates intimate relationships and perpetuates gender and racial division. For women who have grown up with extreme economic and family instability, the need to hold onto hard-won independence makes them wary of commitment; they do not want to squander the selves they have painstakingly constructed on a partner who will be unfaithful, directionless, or needy. ” Both men and women intensely fear pouring time, emotion, and energy into a relationship that could ultimately fail.

M: Some of them, no, I’m not paying at all. I’m probably going to get a lawsuit from them. But I pay some of them. JS: How much money do you have in debt, would you say? M: I don’t know at this point. I stopped opening my mail because I didn’t want to know.  . I pay some, so say if I have an emergency, I still have one credit card that works. As a teenager, credit cards seemed like a way out, like the safety net she never had. The deregulated credit card industry capitalized on her desperation, naiveté, and youthful desire to establish an independent life; when the low introductory rate exploded into hidden fees, endless penalties, and soaring interest, Mindy was saddled with a debt that she has no hope of ever paying back (see Draut 2005; Kamenetz 2006; Sullivan et al.

Meanwhile, Sandy enrolled in a biomedical certificate program in Boston that was free to low-income mothers, hoping to increase her earning potential in the labor market. Yet they soon found that there were no jobs in close proximity to their home, and with only one car among three adults, their efforts to save backfired: S: It saved us a lot of money, staying there. But it cost us a couple of jobs, not being able to get to jobs on time because you are living out in the middle of nowhere. That cost us the job at Toyota.

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