The emotional logic of capitalism : what progressives have missed /

The capitalist market, progressives bemoan, is a cold monster: it disrupts social bonds, erodes emotional attachments, and imposes an abstract utilitarian rationality. But what if such hallowed critiques are completely misleading? This book argues that the production of new sources of faith and ench...

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Main Author: Konings, Martijn, 1975- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2015]
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:The capitalist market, progressives bemoan, is a cold monster: it disrupts social bonds, erodes emotional attachments, and imposes an abstract utilitarian rationality. But what if such hallowed critiques are completely misleading? This book argues that the production of new sources of faith and enchantment is crucial to the dynamics of the capitalist economy. Distinctively secular patterns of attraction and attachment give modern institutions a binding force that was not available to more traditional forms of rule. Elaborating his alternative approach through an engagement with the semiotics o.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 172 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780804794503
0804794502