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Realizing CapitalFinancial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form$
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Anna Kornbluh

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823254972

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823254972.001.0001

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The Psychic Life of Finance

The Psychic Life of Finance

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(p.156) Epilogue The Psychic Life of Finance
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Realizing Capital
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Anna Kornbluh

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823254972.003.0008

Realizing Capital tracks the role of the psychic economy metaphor in naturalizing the economy at the moment when the economy was coming to seem most artificial – the role of a powerful image in ‘realizing’ capital for a culture acutely aware of its unreality. The book’s epilogue illuminates how this operation of ideology continues into the twenty-first century in the rhetoric around the 2008 crisis. From Wall Street to Washington D.C., in policy and in academic study, invocations of psychology dispel concerted structural analysis of regulation and leverage, rendering us effectively Victorian. The book exhorts readers to recognize this predicament of thoughts entangled in metaphors, and to claim an alternative Victorian inheritance: the critical agility of literature itself.

Keywords:   Financial crisis, Psychic economy, Capital, Metaphor, Literature, ideology

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