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Libidinal Economies of Crisis Times: The Psychic Life of Contemporary Capitalism (Culture & Theory)

Libidinal Economies of Crisis Times: The Psychic Life of Contemporary Capitalism (Culture & Theory)

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Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Publisher:
Transcript Publishing
ISBN:
9783837656855
Pages:
310
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Description

What is a libidinal economy? How are we psychically hooked into the circuits of the capitalist economy? The contributors to this book question the relevance of a concept that began reappearing in critiques and analyses of capitalist societies since the financial crisis of August 2007. The chapters stretch back to the term's introduction with Freud via Lyotard through to the ways online platforms put our psyches to work. Libidinal Economies of Crisis Times is a collection of essays by leading scholars about the connections between economies, pleasure, and desires.

About the Author

Ben Gook (Dr.) is a lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on negative affects, psychoanalysis, German culture, social and cultural theory, as well as contemporary film.