By Christian Marazzi The Violence of Financial Capitalism (Semiotext(e) / Intervention) [Paperback] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Published in early , Christian Marazzi’s The Violence of Financial. Capitalism is among the first of a number of sustained efforts to artic- ulate a critique of. PDF | On Jun 22, , Paul Langley and others published Book review: Christian Marazzi The Violence of Financial Capitalism, Semiotext(e).

Author: Grot Meztigor
Country: Qatar
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Technology
Published (Last): 21 October 2012
Pages: 437
PDF File Size: 15.79 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.7 Mb
ISBN: 219-8-92922-295-7
Downloads: 33996
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kazrazshura

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. And, I mean, shouldn’t we?

The Violence of Financial Capitalism by Christian Marazzi

Chris rated it liked it Apr 17, I find this translation into English absolutely horrible. Ov back down again on page Many Anglo-Saxon terms are unstranslatable into other languages and, above all, designate complex processes not always accessible to the uninitiated, which is to say, to almost everyone. Unfortunately, I don’t think Marazzi live up to his intention in the rest of the book.

Either way, I don’t think my brain is trained for this stuff any more.

Brad rated it liked it Mar 25, Greg Koos rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Feb 04, Yoyomahma rated it really liked it. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I’ve came financila and read this twice now, once in the midst of the financial crisis and now again several years later.

Chris rated it really liked it Apr 21, But there really is no excuse for this edition of Christian Marazzi’s “The Violence of Financial Capitalism”, the second of the “Intervention” editions. If you’re interested in this sort of thing, I think it would be a good supplement to other books on the subject.


Refresh and try again. Books by Christian Marazzi. This expanded edition includes a new appendix for comprehending the esoteric neolanguage of financial capitalism—a glossary of “Words in Crisis,” from “AAA” to “toxic asset. Semiotext e January 4, Language: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. The so called real economy has been just a big part in the last forty years of financialization.

I was looking for a left-progressive critique of the current global crisis of capitalism. Over the years, I have bought and enjoyed quite a few of Semiotext e ‘s offerings, including “The Coming Insurrection”, the first volume in their “Intervention” series.

Marazzi is a leading theorist of the Italian post-Fordist school.

Follow the Author

Any way, the economy has always been “virtual” from time to time and I think David Graeber is better at explaining this in his book ‘Debt’. In what follows, I trace his understanding of the violence violene finance as well as outline what I find to be the most salient arguments of the book.

The first third or so of this little book is now dated.

I probably could have soldiered on but I simply don’t have time to work this hard for knowledge I can get elsewhere. I think one can fairly ascribe this mess mainly, but not entirely, to the translator who may also be responsible for some of the factual errors.


I don’t know how good the translation is, and the technical aspects of the first two chapters violenve it hard for me to judge their value. I was enjoying this book, when the sudden Deleuzian garbage dropped half way through. Henrique Antoun rated it liked it Dec 28, Finishes decently after page Mar 22, Heath Nevergold rated it liked it.

This is both a strength and a weakness of the book, in that it avoids an artificial coherence in its narrative of what is clearly an ongoing phenomenon, but at the same time runs the risk capitalims reproducing the impression that finance is something that is infinitely complex and beyond intelligibility. This was a very weird take on the Financial Crisis I will give it two stars for its potential which was apparent.

What I got was something approaching incoherence and illiteracy.

The Voice Imitator: Christian Marazzi: The Violence of Financial Capitalism ()

Return to Book Page. This is certainly the worst-translated book I have ever read, and I’ve read quite a few.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Thank you semiotext e for another fascinating, somewhat radical viewpoint. No trivia or quizzes yet.