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).

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Moufawad-Paul rated it really liked it May 22, There’s one point to take from this book. He is not a clear writer in English and the jargon just makes this worse. I have an MBA in finance and used to host a radio talk show on economic issues but after struggling with this for several hours, I simply have no idea what the author maarzzi trying to say.

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But as I mention above, I think this book–or, really, the third chapter–is an important contribution to contemporary theories of “biocapitalism. The so called real economy was speculating in “futures”, that is, future v There’s one point to take from this book.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Has some interesting points but sometimes gets very technical so it’s hard to follow. Marazzi shows that individual debt and the management of financial markets are actually techniques for governing the transformations of immaterial labor, general intellect, and social cooperation.

Lists with This Book. This is certainly the worst-translated book I have ever read, and I’ve read quite a few. The first third or so of this little book is now dated. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Greg Koos rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Either way, I don’t think my brain is trained for this stuff any more.


The so called real economy was speculating in “futures”, that is, future values just as much as the so called virtual economy. Aug 03, Malte rated it liked it Shelves: The author is writing from the perspective of two or three years from the start of the Great Recession. Published January 1st by Semiotext e first published Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

So that’s a problem. The financial crisis, he contends, is a fundamental component of contemporary accumulation and not a classic lack of economic growth. In other words, not recommended as an introductory book to finance capital.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In what follows, I trace his understanding of the violence of finance as well as outline what I find to be the most salient arguments of the book.

Be the first to ask a question about The Violence of Financial Capitalism. And, well, I never took economics.

Book titles OR Journal titles. Fairly interesting until pagewhere it goes off the rails again. Marazzi, a leading figure in the European postfordist movement, first takes a broad look at the nature of the crisis and then provides the theoretical tools necessary to comprehend capitalism today, offering an innovative analysis of financialization in the context of postfordist cognitive capitalism.

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Jan 08, Riley Haas rated it it was ok. Marazzi offers an excellent of new phenomena like crowdsourcing, “free” labor and the emerging consumer-as-producer in order to show how the increasing externality of the capital to the producing process implies an entirely new concept of accumulation, one no longer focused on investing in constant and variable capital, but in summoning sources of free labor whose autonomous productivity is then siphoned off through apparatuses of capture Marazzi, along with Carlo Vercellone, speak of the “capitalist rent” rather than profit to account for this new vlolence.


Refresh and try again. I paid as much attention as I could at the time, but it’s been years now and I am not able to remember the minutiae of the economic maneuvering that he is critiquing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To ask other readers questions about The Violence of Financial Capitalismplease sign up.

For Marazzi, the contemporary crisis makes explicit the myriad ways that the financialization of the global economy capitwlism the s has been intimately tied to transformations of labor processes in post-Fordism, and it is from an analysis of this dynamic that a theory of financial violence emerges in his text.

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Drawing on a diverse set of resources, from popular media such as The Economist to the dense theoretical analyses of Michel Aglietta, he begins by pulling together a unique narrative of the crisis that places the reader in medias res.

A few mind-boggling pages later, the math is so sloppy dhristian the UK’s economy is presented as times that of the US.

The Violence of Financial Capitalism

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