Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism

Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism

by David McNally

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Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism by David McNally

Monsters of the Market investigates the rise of capitalism through the prism of the body-panics it arouses. Drawing on folklore, literature and popular culture, the book links tales of monstrosity from early-modern England, including Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, to a spate of recent vampire-and zombie-fables from sub-Saharan Africa, and it connects these to Marx's persistent use of monster-metaphors in his descriptions of capitalism. Reading across these tales of the grotesque, Monsters of the Market offers a novel account of the cultural and corporeal economy of a global market-system. The book thus makes original contributions to political economy, cultural theory, commodification-studies and 'body-theory'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004201576
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Series: Historical Materialism Book Series , #30
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


David McNally Ph.D (1983) is Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto. He is the author of five previous books and has published widely on political economy, Marxism, and contemporary social justice movements

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