By Annie McClanahan
Dead Pledges is the 1st ebook to discover the ways in which U.S. culture—from novels and poems to photojournalism and horror movies—has spoke back to the cave in of the financialized shopper credits financial system in 2008. Connecting debt concept to questions of cultural shape, this e-book argues that artists, filmmakers, and writers have re-imagined what it capacity to owe and to possess in a interval while debt is what makes our monetary lives attainable. Encompassing either well known leisure and avant-garde artwork, the post-crisis productions tested the following support to map the panorama of latest debt: from foreclosures to credits scoring, pupil debt to securitized danger, microeconomic conception to anti-eviction activism. A searing critique of the ideology of debt, Dead Pledges dismantles the discourse of ethical legal responsibility so frequently invoked to make us pay off. Debt isn't any longer a resource of financial credibility, it contends, yet is a process of dispossession that threatens the elemental textile of social life.
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