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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 April 2009
... that capitalist practices make as they reconfigure status societies into contract ones. Instead, I propose the rudiments of a theory of cultural capital grounded in the exploitation of labor power through institutions of knowledge formation, and I nominate the form through which this value appears as...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (2): 321–346.
Published: 01 April 2012
... state of crisis experienced by all these entities (though in different ways and with different stakes) is a consequence of the playing out of structural logics of global capital and biocapital. These logics are constituted by the value systems of speculative capitalism; the instrument of intellectual...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (2): 251–282.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Martijn Konings Heterodox critiques of contemporary capitalism tend to depict speculation as the irrational investment in insubstantial signs. This essay suggests that the secularized subject speculates not in defiance of fundamental values but precisely because it has none to fall back on. It...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (2): 307–329.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Dick Bryan; Michael Rafferty; Chris Jefferis The process of financialization of accumulation brings to the fore the issue of risk and risk trading. This article explores the way finance and risk relate to capital accumulation and how risk might be integrated into Marxian value theory. It looks...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (2): 331–353.
Published: 01 April 2015
... the capacities of money, transformations that have rendered wages an unstable measure of value, including any value that may be constituted by labor. Such transformations demand a focus not on what wages should measure and comprise but on their potentiality, that is, on what they can do. In this...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (2): 367–378.
Published: 01 April 2014
... argues that the “real as process” informs both the process of valorization of capital and the process of prefiguring a reality that is not-yet. In moments of negation/creation value is confronted by hope. Negation creates an excess that occupies a wide space in the reality of struggle that cannot be...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (2): 355–375.
Published: 01 April 2015
... 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 with...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (4): 681–700.
Published: 01 October 2012
... affective processes are subjects of capitalist labor power. This essay argues that tracking vital energy, rather than value, as the content of what is produced and transmitted between biological and affective producers and their consumers holds on to the human vitality that Karl Marx describes as the...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (2): 422–431.
Published: 01 April 2020
... central to a dynamic restructuring of labor processes but data as “value” moves across multiple production processes enabling a new spatiotemporal fix. Data as “value/capital” thus enters a potentially endless cycle of value creation and appropriation. This makes possible for the labor movement to move...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (2): 359–379.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Michael Hardt This essay argues that the economic crisis that began in 2008 is not the result, as some say, of the “real” economy being subordinated to the fictional values of finance. To understand the crisis, in fact, one has to recognize how increasingly the values produced in the contemporary...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (3): 527–549.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Dinesh Wadiwel Emerging perspectives on the labor of animals highlight the role of non-humans in generating value. However, few of these accounts explore the role of resistance in shaping the character of animal labor and the structure of this activity within value chains. In this essay, I explore...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (2): 283–305.
Published: 01 April 2015
... that the value captured in the money form can be fixed in time and place. This article argues that money as the designator of value is always contested, and that the indeterminacy of money as a means of exchange and as a measure of value that cannot be assured is a process that engages the simultaneous...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (2): 395–415.
Published: 01 April 2009
...). Economics returns because its materialism is now immaterial: “self-making,” “innovation,” “creativity,” and other entrepreneurial qualities of the poietic intellect (where poiesis means a making or crafting). All are extolled as the new primary forces of value and are distinguished sharply from the physical...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (4): 741–749.
Published: 01 October 2009
... protagonist is in mourning, and using that remembrance to judge or refuse the present. The film suggests that the standpoint of the present must finally prevail, and yet that there is also a value in the characteristically crotchety (that is, critical) attitude toward the present that stems logically from...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (4): 701–719.
Published: 01 October 2012
... mimetic labor in China today. Based on a year of ethnographic research in two vocational schools and theorized using Diane Elson’s value theory of labor, this essay analyzes China’s current regimes of human capital accumulation. I argue that these regimes structure nonelite education such that working...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (4): 824–830.
Published: 01 October 2013
... Barzón. The first part of the article clarifies an important distinction between “profit debt” and “use-value debt.” These two kinds of debt do not dichotomously divide class societies. For example, both capitalists and proletarians incur both “profit debt” and “use-value debt.” The categorically mixed...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (4): 873–883.
Published: 01 October 2017
..., migrant life is produced through a process I call, building off the work of Ruth Wilson Gilmore, strategic abandonment, a calculus of value wherein minoritized communities are rendered unworthy of care or protection by virtue of a racialized, criminal status. Strategic abandonment is a central tactic of...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (2): 375–396.
Published: 01 April 2018
... currency derives its value relationally, that is, in relation to other currencies, and how the financial manipulation of such value through computer trading techniques contributes to the variable geographies of contemporary capitalism. Overall, the article presents currency as a frame for rethinking...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (1): 153–165.
Published: 01 January 2020
... created massive structural suffering and devalued vital social activities from which capital extracts value for which it pays nothing. As this crisis of social reproduction has developed internationally and taken on increasingly racialized forms, new and different forms of struggle over social...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (3): 521–533.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., and fraternity (commonality) turn out to be less values affirmed by revolution than invariants of a common sense, outside of which they are unthinkable and unimaginable. Being unrepresentable, they constantly receive representative equivalents, which constitute the spectacle. The author proposes to...