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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (4): 784–803.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Yates McKee Among the most prominent offshoots of Occupy Wall Street is Strike Debt, an organization that aims to build a nationwide movement of debtors determined to act against the creditor class of Wall Street. Artists and cultural producers of all sorts have been crucially involved...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (2): 539–545.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Annie McClanahan This essay examines the relationship between skyrocketing levels of student debt and the student movement against university tuition increases. In particular, it argues that the tactics and discourse of the student-worker movement that mobilized in fall 2009 at the University...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (4): 782–783.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Andrew Ross © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 AGAINST the DAY Andrew Ross Dossier from Strike Debt AGAINST the DAY Andrew Ross Dossier from Strike Debt After the financial crash of 2008, citizens in the global North woke up and found their debts had turned bad...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (4): 818–823.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Andrew Ross Postwar GDP growth has been fueled by debt cycles. This debt-growth system may have reached its limits. Whole populations, in the cities and countryside—in the global South as well as the North—are groaning under unsustainable debt burdens. Drastic climate change can only be averted...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (4): 824–830.
Published: 01 October 2013
...George Caffentzis The history of debt resistance has many lessons for those involved in the making of a new debtors’ movement in the United States. This article attempts to articulate these lessons by concentrating on the experience of the most important debtors’ movement in Mexico of the 1990s, El...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (4): 831–838.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Nicholas Mirzoeff The climate crisis is intimately related to the debt crisis. First, developed nations owe a climate debt to developing nations, meaning extra space under the emissions limits to develop the former’s economies. Second, the need to restrict emissions means that growth-based...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (2): 239–250.
Published: 01 April 2015
... : 143 – 60 . Melinda Cooper and Martijn Konings Contingency and Foundation: Rethinking Money, Debt, and Finance after the Crisis ​The origins of the financial crisis of 2007–8 have been widely understood in terms...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (2): 283–305.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Fiona Allon The overexposed, overindebted neoliberal consumer has become one of the most representative figures of financial capitalism. But both the commonsense claim that all money is essentially debt and its converse, that all debt is now money that can beget more money, foreclose analytical...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (2): 231–244.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Silvia Federici The article examines the development of the new “debt economy,” especially the expansion of individual debt, in its relation to the main props of the neoliberal agenda: the precarization of work, the dismantling of the “welfare state,” and the increasing financialization...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (4): 834–837.
Published: 01 October 2022
... of Incarceration on Families . http://whopaysreport.org/who-pays-full-report/ . A G A I N S T the D A Y Dispatches on Carceral Debt Andrew Ross, Editor A G A I N S T the D A Y Andrew Ross Introduction: Punishment by Debt M ass incarceration serves so many cruel purposes in the United States...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (4): 846–853.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Julie Livingston; Andrew Ross Consumer lore in the United States celebrates the automobile as a “freedom machine,” consecrating the mobility of a free people. Yet, paradoxically, the car also functions at the crossroads of two great systems of unfreedom and immobility—the debt economy...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (4): 865–871.
Published: 01 October 2022
... people suffer through indefinite detention or face an interest-bearing price of freedom: commercial bail bonds contracts, an industry worth more than $2 billion annually. Bail debt is held disproportionately by poor women of color who act as cosigners, bailing out the men in their family who are caged...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (3): 637–645.
Published: 01 July 2020
.... As part of that political process, in May 2017, the feminist movement convened a mobilization, with the slogan “We Want Ourselves Alive, Free, and Debt Free” in the doorways of the Central Bank to denounce the process of massive indebtedness of domestic economies that occurred in parallel to the taking...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (4): 860–864.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Lynne Haney Drawing on interviews with formerly incarcerated fathers and court observations of child-support hearings, this article explores the state’s role in the massive accumulation of child-support debt. Arguing that this role is too often hidden from view, the article demystifies how much...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (4): 812–817.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Ann Larson For the last three decades, cities and towns across the United States have grappled with a severe reduction in public funding which has weakened municipalities’ ability to provide basic services. As a result, municipal governments are increasingly financed by debt. Public Authorities (PA...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (4): 804–811.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Pamela Brown The neoliberal construct of perpetual indebtedness to nonhuman financial entities has created a populace so focused on debts “owed” to Wall Street that we have almost no memory of any other kinds of debts. If Malcolm X was correct that we “cannot have capitalism without racism,” we...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 157–170.
Published: 01 January 2023
...”; the sacrificial question is reframed by the emergence of contemporary capitalism as a “debt without gift” ; martyrdom as a form‐of‐life that can destitute sacrifice by being open to the gift without the debt produced by the contemporary sacrificial machine. We call this gift absolute because it is not just any...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (1): 11–28.
Published: 01 January 2015
... to a structural increase in consumption. First, the notion of “neoliberalism from below” is developed to understand the concrete forms of neoliberalism’s persistence in a neodevelopmentalist context. Then apparatuses of consumption and debt are conceptualized as drivers of new forms of value creation in the urban...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (1): 29–45.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Manuela Bojadžijev This article takes as a starting point a tenants’ initiative pursued predominantly by migrants in inner-city Berlin, the capital of a country considered to have profited from Europe’s debt and financial crisis of 2007–8. The two-year-long protest can be read within the framework...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (2): 355–375.
Published: 01 April 2015
... on the contractual assembly of a collateralized debt obligation contract as representative of a particular class of instruments whose financial and social value is being questioned. I suggest that the trial can be understood as a prolonged practice of deliberation and doubt that entails a profound clash...