This essay queers the critique of political economy through the analytical category of the household, focusing on the centrality of genealogical orders to the persistence of capitalism over time and in frontier spaces. In so doing, it makes an argument against a politics of recognition and rights, situating them as a matter of both the expansive embrace of capitalism and its periodic restoration of limits along genealogical lines.
Angela Mitropoulos; Legal, Tender: The Genealogical Economy of Pride, Debt, and Origin. Social Text 1 September 2011; 29 (3 (108)): 73–91. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-1299974
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