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From personal finance and consumer spending to ballooning national expenditures on warfare and social welfare, debt is fundamental to the dynamics of global capitalism. The contributors to this volume explore the concept of indebtedness in its various senses and from a wide range of perspectives. They observe that many views of ethics, citizenship, and governance are based on a conception of debts owed by one individual to others; that artistic and literary creativity involves the artist’s dialogue with the works of the past; and that the specter of catastrophic climate change has underscored the debt those living in the present owe to future generations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. 1. Debt
  2. pp. 14-25
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  1. 2. “I Consider it Un-American not to have a Mortgage”: Immigrant Home Ownership in Chicago
  2. pp. 26-38
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  1. 3. Demonizing Debt, Naturalizing Finance
  2. pp. 39-55
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  1. 4. On Debt
  2. pp. 56-71
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  1. 5. The Growth Imperative: Prosperity or Poverty
  2. pp. 72-93
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  1. 6. Democracy’s Debt: Capitalism and Cultural Revolution
  2. pp. 94-115
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  1. 7. Is Debt the New Karma? Why America Finally Fell Apart
  2. pp. 116-123
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  1. 8. Measures of Time: Exploring Debt, Imagination, and Real Nature
  2. pp. 124-139
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  1. 9. The Time of Living Dead Species: Extinction Debt and Futurity in Madagascar
  2. pp. 140-163
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  1. 10. Unintended Consequences and the Epistemology of Fraud in Dickens and Hayek
  2. pp. 164-176
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  1. 11. The Resurrection of an Economic God: Keynes becomes Postmodern
  2. pp. 177-184
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  1. 12. China and the United States: The Bonds of Debt
  2. pp. 185-201
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  1. 13. Debt’s Moral
  2. pp. 202-209
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  1. 14. Debt, Theft, Permaculture: Justice and Ecological Scale
  2. pp. 210-224
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 225-232
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 233-234
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253009432
Related ISBN
9780253009265
MARC Record
OCLC
851698296
Pages
242
Launched on MUSE
2013-11-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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