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Mammonist Capitalism – Ubiquity, Immanence, Acceleration

Isenberg, Bo LU (2013) Nordic Summer University, 2013
Abstract
The paper attempts at a general understanding of contemporary capitalism and some of its social and mental consequences. It works through combinations and variations of concepts from classical and contemporary social theory. Some key concepts are Mammonism, acceleration, ubiquity, self-dynamics, precariat, inertia, conformity, flexibility, specter of uselessness. The text refers to classical modern thinkers like Marx, Simmel, Musil, Benjamin, and to contemporary ideas in the works of Deleuze, Rosa, Crouch, Illouz, Standing, Hochschild. It is summoned up by asking some important, complex questions that regard democracy, community and autonomy.
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social consequences, acceleration, capitalism, mammonism
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Nordic Summer University, 2013
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  abstract     = {The paper attempts at a general understanding of contemporary capitalism and some of its social and mental consequences. It works through combinations and variations of concepts from classical and contemporary social theory. Some key concepts are Mammonism, acceleration, ubiquity, self-dynamics, precariat, inertia, conformity, flexibility, specter of uselessness. The text refers to classical modern thinkers like Marx, Simmel, Musil, Benjamin, and to contemporary ideas in the works of Deleuze, Rosa, Crouch, Illouz, Standing, Hochschild. It is summoned up by asking some important, complex questions that regard democracy, community and autonomy.},
  author       = {Isenberg, Bo},
  keyword      = {social consequences,acceleration,capitalism,mammonism},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {10},
  title        = {Mammonist Capitalism – Ubiquity, Immanence, Acceleration},
  year         = {2013},
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