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Way Too Cool: Selling Out Race and Ethics

Shannon Winnubst

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172950
eISBN:
9780231539883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172950.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of cool have informed the American ethos since at least the 1970s. Whether we strive for it in politics or fashion, cool is big business for those who can sell it ... More


The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Raymond Malewitz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Practice of Misuse examines the oppositional emergence and eventual ideological containment of “rugged consumers” in late twentieth-century American literature, who creatively misuse, reuse, and ... More


Oboroten Spectres: Lycanthropy, Neoliberalism and New Russia in Victor Pelevin

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Victor Pelevin's work, and especially his novel, The Sacred Book of the Werewolf, suggesting that the shock of transition from communism to neoliberal capitalism is indexed in ... More


From a Tilt to an Embrace, 1984–1989

Steven Hurst

in The United States and Iraq since 1979: Hegemony, Oil and War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627677
eISBN:
9780748672103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627677.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

After some internal struggles between ‘pro-Iraqi’ and ‘pro-Iranian’ factions within the Reagan administration were ended in favour of the former by the arms to Iran scandal, American policy evolved ... More


Representing Africa through the commodity

Graham Harrison

in The African presence: Representations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088858
eISBN:
9781781705773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088858.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on the role of consumption in Africa campaigning. The premise of the chapter is that British nationalism has always been constructed through norms of consumption: what to eat, ... More


Faulkner and Money

Jay Watson and James G., Jr. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822529
eISBN:
9781496822567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822529.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The matter of money touches the writer's life at every point:in the need to make ends meet, in daily dealings with agents, editors, and publishers, and in the choice of subject matter and the ... More


Contexts of the Aesthetic

Alexander Gelley

in Benjamin's Passages: Dreaming, Awakening

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262564
eISBN:
9780823266562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262564.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The problem of philosophical aesthetics may be formulated in a double sense: What justifies the privileged access of art to truth? What constitutes the historicity of art’s “configurational” status? ... More


“Dancing with Goblins in Plastic Jungles”: History, Nikkei Transnationalism, and Romantic Environmentalism in Through the Arc of the Rain Forest

John B. Gamber

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Yamashita’s longstanding interest in the biosphere and environmentalism comes under scrutiny in this essay, especially as manifested Through the Arc of the Rainforest. The novel’s magic-realist ... More


(Re)Production Cycles: Labor and National Identity in Circle K Cycles

Nathan Ragain

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Ragain subjects the image and text collage of Circle K Cycles to a materialist-historical reading. He sees the store chain as Yamashita’s image of how Japan at large has commodified its own image – ... More


Manipulation abounds

Oonagh McDonald

in Holding bankers to account: A decade of market manipulation, regulatory failures and regulatory reforms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526119438
eISBN:
9781526144577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119438.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter charts the loss of faith in LIBOR that began to set in during the Financial Crisis, particularly following two articles in the Wall Street Journal. Investigation by the regulators ... More


Who knew what when?

Oonagh McDonald

in Holding bankers to account: A decade of market manipulation, regulatory failures and regulatory reforms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526119438
eISBN:
9781526144577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119438.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

In this chapter the focus is on the comments and claims made about LIBOR prior to the beginning of the formal investigations by the FSA and the CFTC. As usual, after any scandal is revealed, the ... More


Gold and silver fixing

Oonagh McDonald

in Holding bankers to account: A decade of market manipulation, regulatory failures and regulatory reforms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526119438
eISBN:
9781526144577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119438.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter begins with short histories of the London gold and silver markets, including the development of the gold and silver fixes. After the breaking of the LIBOR and FX scandals, suspicions ... More


Commodity Exchanges and Regulation

Jerry W. Markham

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) intensively regulates commodity futures, options, and swaps pursuant to the provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936. The Securities and ... More


‘You just can’t get a price’ The difference political economy makes

Penny McCall Howard

in Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea: Working the Ground' in Scotland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994143
eISBN:
9781526128478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994143.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Chapter Five focuses on the structuring effect of political economy on commercial fishers in Scotland (and elsewhere). It outlines how sea creatures like crabs and lobsters were made into tradeable ... More


The Relationship between Spot and Futures CO2 Emission Allowance Prices in the EU ETS

Stefan Trück, Wolfgang Härdle, and Rafal Weron

in Emissions Trading as a Policy Instrument: Evaluation and Prospects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029285
eISBN:
9780262330435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029285.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

We investigate the relationship between spot and futures prices within the EU-ETS. We conduct an empirical study on price behavior, volatility term structure and correlations in EU Allowance (EUA) ... More


Silver

Finn Brunton

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This article is a field report on PorcFest, a libertarian festival. The festival is part of the Free State Project, which seeks to build a libertarian voting bloc in New Hampshire. Porcfest is also a ... More


Introduction

Jessica Yirush Stern

in Lives in Objects: Native Americans, British Colonists, and Cultures of Labor and Exchange in the Southeast

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631486
eISBN:
9781469631509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631486.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The introduction explains the methods (derived mostly from anthropology) that the author will use to explain production, gift exchange, commodity exchange, and consumption in the colonial Southeast. ... More


Commodity Exchange

Jessica Yirush Stern

in Lives in Objects: Native Americans, British Colonists, and Cultures of Labor and Exchange in the Southeast

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631486
eISBN:
9781469631509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631486.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Southeastern Indians and British settlers used both asocial and social forms of exchange, and thus commodity exchange was not a foreign concept to either party. Under the logic of mercantilism, the ... More


Consumption of Commodities

Jessica Yirush Stern

in Lives in Objects: Native Americans, British Colonists, and Cultures of Labor and Exchange in the Southeast

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631486
eISBN:
9781469631509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631486.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Purchasers have total control over how they consume commodities. The British did not attempt to control the consumption habits of their Native American trade partners, nor the Native Americans ... More


Endogenizing the Choice of a Monetary System1

Martin Shubik and Eric Smith

in The Guidance of an Enterprise Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034630
eISBN:
9780262337540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034630.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

In this chapter we introduce our first multi-timescale models of an economy. Longer timescales are associated with commitment to product specialization and to discounting and depreciation of durable ... More


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