An Empire of Indifference

An Empire of Indifference
Author : Randy Martin
Publisher : Duke University Press
Total Pages : 228
Release : 2007-02-21
ISBN 10 : 9780822389804
ISBN 13 : 0822389800
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Empire of Indifference Book Description:

In this significant Marxist critique of contemporary American imperialism, the cultural theorist Randy Martin argues that a finance-based logic of risk control has come to dominate Americans’ everyday lives as well as U.S. foreign and domestic policy. Risk management—the ability to adjust for risk and to leverage it for financial gain—is the key to personal finance as well as the defining element of the massive global market in financial derivatives. The United States wages its amorphous war on terror by leveraging particular interventions (such as Iraq) to much larger ends (winning the war on terror) and by deploying small numbers of troops and targeted weaponry to achieve broad effects. Both in global financial markets and on far-flung battlegrounds, the multiplier effects are difficult to foresee or control. Drawing on theorists including Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, and Achille Mbembe, Martin illuminates a frightening financial logic that must be understood in order to be countered. Martin maintains that finance divides the world between those able to avail themselves of wealth opportunities through risk taking (investors) and those who cannot do so, who are considered “at risk.” He contends that modern-day American imperialism differs from previous models of imperialism, in which the occupiers engaged with the occupied to “civilize” them, siphon off wealth, or both. American imperialism, by contrast, is an empire of indifference: a massive flight from engagement. The United States urges an embrace of risk and self-management on the occupied and then ignores or dispossesses those who cannot make the grade.

Knowledge LTD

Knowledge LTD
Author : Randy Martin
Publisher : Temple University Press
Total Pages : 267
Release : 2015-04-17
ISBN 10 : 9781439912249
ISBN 13 : 1439912246
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge LTD Book Description:

Catastrophes ranging from the travesties of financial markets and the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil well to the tsunami that struck northern Japan and the levees breaking in New Orleans are examples of the limits of knowledge. Author Randy Martin insists that the expertise erected to prevent these natural and social disasters failed in each case. In Knowledge LTD, Martin explores how both the limits of knowledge and the social constructions of culture reflect the way we organize social life in the face of disasters and their aftermath. He examines this crisis of knowledge as well as the social movements that rose up in its wake. Martin not only treats derivatives as financial contracts for pricing risk, but also shows how the derivative works in economic terms, where the very unity of the economy is undone. Knowledge LTD ultimately points to a more comprehensive reordering of the once separate spheres of economy, polity, and culture. Martin provides a new way of understanding the social significance of the all-pervasive derivative logic.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066180442
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Book Publishing Record Book Description:

Under New Management

Under New Management
Author : Randy Martin
Publisher : Temple University Press
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2012-06-15
ISBN 10 : 1439906963
ISBN 13 : 9781439906965
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under New Management Book Description:

Faculty members who care about the institutions of higher education where they work are often at odds with university management. In his forceful book, Under New Management, Randy Martin takes a novel, evenhanded approach to this gulf between professors, who feel a loss of autonomy, and administrators. Martin imagines a political future for academic labor based on a critical understanding of the administrative work that faculty already undertake. He considers the differences between self-rule and specialized expertise and provides a case study of a New York City public school to show how kids and families respond to the demands of managerial productivity that is part of preparing students for college. Under New Management also considers changes faced by students, faculty, and administrators in light of this reworked social compact of professionals.

United Empire

United Empire
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1947
ISBN 10 : UCAL:B2898933
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United Empire Book Description:

Europe in Modern Times

Europe in Modern Times
Author : Warren Ortman Ault
Publisher : Boston : D.C. Heath
Total Pages : 859
Release : 1946
ISBN 10 : WISC:89094691763
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Europe in Modern Times Book Description:

An Introduction to Law

An Introduction to Law
Author : Bernard H. Baumrin
Publisher :
Total Pages : 279
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : PSU:000022440464
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Empire Loses Hope

An Empire Loses Hope
Author : Anatole Shub
Publisher :
Total Pages : 474
Release : 1970
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015008991344
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Empire Loses Hope Book Description:

Historie; Samfundsforhold; Indenrigspolitik; Udenrigspolitik.