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The dark side of prosperity : late capitalism's culture of indebtedness, Mark Horsley

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The dark side of prosperity : late capitalism's culture of indebtedness
Title
The dark side of prosperity
Title remainder
late capitalism's culture of indebtedness
Statement of responsibility
Mark Horsley
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a critical analysis of consumer credit markets and the growth of outstanding debt, presenting in-depth interview material to explore the phenomenon of mass indebtedness through the life trajectories of self-identified debtors struggling with the pressures of owing money. A rich and original qualitative study of the close relationship between financial capitalism, consumer aspirations, social exclusion and the proliferation of personal indebtedness, The Dark Side of Prosperity examines questions of social identity, subjectivity and consumer motivation in close connection with the socio-cultural ideals of an 'enjoyment society' that binds the value of the lives of individuals to the endless acquisition and disposal of pecuniary resources and lifestyle symbols. Critically engaging with the work of Giddens, Beck and Bauman, this volume draws on the thought of contemporary philosophers including Žižek, Badiou and Rancière to consider the possibility that the expansion of outstanding consumer credit, despite its many consequences, may be integral to the construction of social identity in a radically indeterminate and increasingly divided society. A ground-breaking work of critical social research this book will appeal to scholars of social theory, contemporary philosophy and political and economic sociology, as well as those with interests in consumer credit and cultures of indebtedness.--
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Horsley, Mark
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Consumer credit
  • Debt
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The dark side of prosperity : late capitalism's culture of indebtedness, Mark Horsley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Borrowed lives -- The indebted society -- Building the indebted society -- Debt, inequality and insecurity -- The culture of the indebted society -- Late modernity and subjective anxiety -- The legitimisation of debt -- The indebted subject of late modernity
Control code
FIEb17675716
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9781472436573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • 18374500
  • (OCoLC)896126575
Label
The dark side of prosperity : late capitalism's culture of indebtedness, Mark Horsley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Borrowed lives -- The indebted society -- Building the indebted society -- Debt, inequality and insecurity -- The culture of the indebted society -- Late modernity and subjective anxiety -- The legitimisation of debt -- The indebted subject of late modernity
Control code
FIEb17675716
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9781472436573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • 18374500
  • (OCoLC)896126575

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