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By Bruce O'Neill
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7327-8
... sex work homelessness consumer stimulation masculinity informal economy ...
Book Chapter

By Bruce O'Neill
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7327-8
... sex work homelessness consumer stimulation masculinity informal economy ...
Book Chapter

By Bruce O'Neill
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373278-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7327-8
... As the politics of social exclusion, and ultimately of social death, unfold in Bucharest through the inability to participate in consumer practices, the chapter examines the homeless’s efforts to manage their boredom, as much as their poverty, by seeking out stimulation. The chapter explores...
Book Chapter

By Bruce O'Neill
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373278-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7327-8
..., but also into Europe and the global economy. Their successes at accessing the pleasures and possibilities of consumption, hard won as they may be, are also cruelly fleeting. This chapter finds the homeless’ turn toward consumer stimulation to manage the felt affects of alienation to be part of the problem...
Book Chapter

By Bruce O'Neill
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373278-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7327-8
... This chapter explores the affective dimensions of biopolitics in a consumer society. The chapter focuses on low-skilled workers who no longer hold hope of being reintegrated into the regular workforce. Instead of being retrained for future employment, these homeless and unemployed men have been...
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375234-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7523-4
... This chapter explores the nonvisual senses as modes of experiencing the Strip and its pleasures, addressing the ways in which these senses function to orient us both in space and as consumers and subjects. This is a cultural analysis of the senses in and around the Strip. The chapter covers...