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The Resource An empire of indifference : American war and the financial logic of risk management, Randy Martin

An empire of indifference : American war and the financial logic of risk management, Randy Martin

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An empire of indifference : American war and the financial logic of risk management
Title
An empire of indifference
Title remainder
American war and the financial logic of risk management
Statement of responsibility
Randy Martin
Title variation
American war and the financial logic of risk management
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Randy
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.M378 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social text books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • War
  • Government spending policy
  • Risk management
  • National security
Label
An empire of indifference : American war and the financial logic of risk management, Randy Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • From security to securitization
  • Derivative wars
  • Self-managed colonialism
  • An
  • empire of indifference
Control code
71329787
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780822339793
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006027825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)71329787
Label
An empire of indifference : American war and the financial logic of risk management, Randy Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • From security to securitization
  • Derivative wars
  • Self-managed colonialism
  • An
  • empire of indifference
Control code
71329787
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780822339793
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006027825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)71329787

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