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Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India

Llerena Guiu Searle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226384900
eISBN:
9780226385235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385235.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Mushrooming in size and bristling with new construction, Indian cities are being remade to suit a new post-liberalization society of computer engineers, working women, and savvy consumers. Now, ... More


On the Dark Side of the Market

Alex Preda

in Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the double game of relentless increases in efficiency. The notion that financial speculation is endowed with a special force, which justifies its economic functions, is echoed ... More


Choice, Chance, and Wealth Dispersion at Retirement

Steven F. Venti and David A. Wise

in Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620817
eISBN:
9780226620831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620831.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In a previous study, the authors of this chapter evaluated the extent to which the different wealth accumulation of households with similar lifetime earnings could be accounted for by random shocks, ... More


Accumulatio, Natural History, and Erasmus’s Copia

Debra Hawhee

in Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw: Animals, Language, Sensation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226398174
eISBN:
9780226398204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398204.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter serves as a conclusive capstone to the book with a focus on animals in the writings of the famed humanist and teacher of rhetoric, Desiderius Erasmus (1456-1536). In de Copia, Erasmus’s ... More


Fantasies of Total Description

James Q. Davies and Ellen Lockhart

in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The authors introduce the volume by critiquing Marxist-inflected notions of "aural culture," "auditory culture," or "sound culture." They insist upon the audiovisuality of both musical and scientific ... More


Emissions, Deposition, and Accumulation

William G. Wilson

in Stormwater: A Resource for Scientists, Engineers, and Policy Makers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226364957
eISBN:
9780226365145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226365145.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses pollution emissions and deposition in urban areas, which range from smokestacks to cars and trucks shedding pollutants and stirring up roadside dust to forest fires releasing ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Glasser

in The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226327068
eISBN:
9780226327372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327372.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter lays out the central themes of the book and the broad outline of the argument to be developed in subsequent chapters. In many respects, the century-long attempt to revive and conserve ... More


Introduction: Building Stories

Llerena Guiu Searle

in Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226384900
eISBN:
9780226385235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385235.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Real estate producers aim to boost the value of their companies, properties, and themselves in the eyes of investors, consumers, and the general public in order to finalize the deals that bring them ... More


Routes of Accumulation

Llerena Guiu Searle

in Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226384900
eISBN:
9780226385235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385235.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The liberalization of the Indian economy in the 1990s changed the structure of the real estate industry: it ushered in new roles for private-sector elites and spurred the growth of real ... More


Betting on the Future

Llerena Guiu Searle

in Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226384900
eISBN:
9780226385235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385235.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the “India story” is a form of speculative knowledge that enables spectacular accumulation such that industry forecasts guide the production of landscapes designed for ... More


The Patchwork Mortgage Market in the 1920s

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the rapid expansion of the mortgage market during the 1920s and identifies the weaknesses built into it that created problems for lenders and borrowers during the 1930s. ... More


Valuing Maintenance, Valuing Workers

John Krinsky and Maud Simonet

in Who Cleans the Park?: Public Work and Urban Governance in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435442
eISBN:
9780226435619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435619.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 8 summarizes our findings and concludes by bringing the distinct parts of our argument together. It considers both the ways in which value is extracted from the process of parks maintenance ... More


The Political Economy of Redemption: Middle-Class Dreams in the Dalian Special Economic Zone

Yukiko Koga

in Inheritance of Loss: China, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption After Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411941
eISBN:
9780226412276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226412276.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

“The Political Economy of Redemption: Middle-Class Dreams in the Dalian Special Economic Zone” looks into political economy of redemption, mode of generational transmission where moral economy of ... More


Liquidity

Robert Meister

in Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226392660
eISBN:
9780226392974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392974.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Meister looks at Mitchell’s Carbon Democracy and the problem of “choke points” in capitalism. Meister provides a historical perspective on the development of “derivative capitalism," comparing it to ... More


Standards Wars and the Original Competing Kings of Cotton

Amy A. Quark

in Global Rivalries: Standards Wars and the Transnational Cotton Trade

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226050539
eISBN:
9780226050706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226050706.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter demonstrates the leverage gained by embedding theories of institutional change within the global capitalist system through an analysis of a standards war between Liverpool merchants and ... More


: A Practical Approach to the Study of Bonebeds

David A. Eberth, Raymond R. Rogers, and Anthony R. Fiorillo

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Every bonebed preserved in the stratigraphic record reflects the interplay of complex physical, chemical, and biological phenomena. Rocks provide the overall context for bonebeds preserved in the ... More


Introduction

Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi

in Fiscal Policy after the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226018447
eISBN:
9780226018584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226018584.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This introductory chapter presents the main themes covered in this book. Specifically, it discusses key issues arising from the most recent financial crisis, including discretionary countercyclical ... More


Liberating Labor: The Road to Baguio

Rebecca Tinio McKenna

in American Imperial Pastoral: The Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226417769
eISBN:
9780226417936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226417936.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter concerns Benguet Road, the American colonial road built to reach the Baguio hill station. It was one of the first major public works projects that the colonial government undertook, and ... More


Brute Force

Alan Mikhail

in Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
eISBN:
9780226427201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter offers a template for understanding how rural economies based both on animal wealth and the shared labor of humans and animals changed at the end of the eighteenth century to effect the ... More


The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited

Josh Lerner and Scott Stern (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226473031
eISBN:
9780226473062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473062.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

While the importance of innovation to economic development is widely understood, the conditions conducive to it remain the focus of much attention. This volume offers theoretical and empirical ... More


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