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Author McClanahan, Annie,
Title Dead pledges : debt, crisis, and twenty-first-century culture / Annie McClanahan.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]
©2017

Series Post 45
Post 45.
Subject Debt -- Social aspects.
Culture -- Economic aspects.
Financial crises -- Social aspects.
Add Title Debt, crisis, and twenty-first-century culture
Debt, crisis, and 21st century culture
Series Post 45
Post 45.
Subject Debt -- Social aspects.
Culture -- Economic aspects.
Financial crises -- Social aspects.
Add Title Debt, crisis, and twenty-first-century culture
Debt, crisis, and 21st century culture
Description 1 online resource (ix, 235 pages) : illustrations.
Summary Dead Pledges is the first book to explore the ways that U.S. culture--from novels and poems to photojournalism and horror movies--has responded to the collapse of the financialized consumer credit economy in 2008. Connecting debt theory to questions of cultural form, this book argues that artists, filmmakers, and writers have re-imagined what it means to owe and to own in a period when debt is what makes our economic lives possible. Encompassing both popular entertainment and avant-garde art, the post-crisis productions examined here help to map the landscape of contemporary debt: from foreclosure to credit scoring, student debt to securitized risk, microeconomic theory to anti-eviction activism. A searing critique of the ideology of debt, Dead Pledges dismantles the discourse of moral obligation so often invoked to make us repay. Debt is no longer a source of economic credibility, it contends, but is a system of dispossession that threatens the basic fabric of social life.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Dead Pledges -- 1. Behavioral Economics and the Credit-Crisis Novel -- 2. Credit, Characterization, Personification -- 3. Photography and Foreclosure -- 4. Houses of Horror.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 19, 2016).
ISBN 9781503600690 (electronic bk.)
1503600696 (electronic bk.)
9780804799058
0804799059
OCLC # 966390146
Additional Format Print version: McClanahan, Annie. Dead pledges. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2017 9780804799058 (DLC) 2016031486 (OCoLC)949986809