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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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. Click here to sign up. This leads Marazzi to contend that The disproportion between the supply of information and the demand for 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.

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 will be the case.

They are instead massive aggregators not so much of our data, but of our attention. 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. Sign in to use this feature. A Reply to Fine and Saad-Filho. These techniques were made possible, of course, by dramatic advances in communication technology.


Capital and Affects: The Politics of the Language Economy

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Gardiner – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 49 9: Media Ecologies and Digital Activism thoughts about change for a changing world. What if we were also to consider language marrazzi a destruc- turing force, to attend directly to its moments of subversion, slippage, in its affective power to reconstitute the social world? Published online — http: 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.

Marazzi, writing at the dawn of the Internet era, is sanguine about the possibility. Of course, only a relatively small segment of consumers, even in the US, are affluent enough to purchase the commodities that are bent upon capitaliz- ing on our attention in new ways.

A Critique of Biopolitical Economy. This is an intriguing move, since if money has always been a form of so- 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. Xiaohe Lu – – Journal of Business Ethics 91 1: Current Issues and Future Challenges. Sign in Create an account. Jean-Jacques Lecercle – – Radical Philosophy Marazzi reminds us of the relentlessly dis- inflationary policy regime that began in the s.

Key to this is the performative abilities of language, the capacity not merely to utilise language to describe actions or events, but the capacity to actively perform tasks through linguistic utterances. Social and Political Philosophy categorize this paper. Human Economy, Human Capital: You are commenting using your Twitter account.


This article has no associated abstract. Capitalismo digitale ed eclissi del lavoro, written by Carlo Formenti.

Find it on Scholar. As the conventional dimensions of the economy intensify with financialization, prices are revealed not to refer to value located elsewhere. Internally, the same crises necessitated national welfare spending to support demand. Religion and Critical Psychology: Attention must be paid, so we economize with ever smaller denominations.

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.

Production Versus Capital in Motion: Christopher Potts – unknown. David Harvey – – Historical Materialism 20 2: This entry has no external links. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This site uses cookies.

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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. Languagee crisis in the financial markets, he says, must be un- derstood as a crisis in the overproduction of this self-referentiality.

Notify me of new comments via email. But we never really have enough—we always face a deficit of attention. Barkley Rosser – manuscript.