Monsters of the Market

Monsters of the Market

Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism

eBook - 2011
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Monsters of the Market investigates the rise of capitalism through the prism of the body-panics it arouses. Drawing on folklore, literature and popular culture, the book links tales of monstrosity from early-modern England, including Mary Shelleys Frankenstein, to a spate of recent vampire- and zombie-fables from sub-Saharan Africa, and it connects these to Marxs persistent use of monster-metaphors in his descriptions of capitalism. Reading across these tales of the grotesque, Monsters of the Market offers a novel account of the cultural and corporeal economy of a global market-system. The book thus makes original contributions to political economy, cultural theory, commodification-studies and body-theory.
Publisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9789004206939
9789004201576
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (308 pages)
Additional Contributors: ProQuest (Firm)

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