Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745328140 Published July 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9780745328157 Published July 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Capitalism's New Clothes: Enterprise, Ethics and Enjoyment in Times of Crisis

Colin Cremin

Capitalism's New Clothes: Enterprise, Ethics and Enjoyment in Times of Crisis

Colin Cremin

Distributed for Pluto Press

208 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745328140 Published July 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9780745328157 Published July 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

From broadsheet newspapers to television shows and Hollywood films, capitalism is increasingly recognised as a system detrimental to human existence. Colin Cremin investigates why, despite this de-robing, capitalism remains a powerful and seductive force.

Using materialist, psychoanalytic and linguistic approaches, Cremin shows how capitalism, anxiety and desire enter into a mutually supporting relationship. He identifies three ways in which we are tied in to capitalism – through a social imperative for enterprise and competition; through enjoyment and consumption; and through the depoliticisation of ethical debate by government and business.

Capitalism's New Clothes is ideal for students of sociology and for anyone worried about the ethics of capitalism or embarrassed by the enjoyments the system has afforded them.

Contents

Acknowledgements
1. Introduction

2. Naked Economy
The Stupid ID
The Postmodern Spirit
I mmaterial Capitalism
End-Capitalism
Conclusion

3. Naked Enterprise
Enterprise
Ethics
Enjoyment
Conclusion

4. Naked Ethics
Ethics
Enterprise
Enjoyment
Conclusion

5. Naked Enjoyment
Enjoyment
Enterprise
Ethics
Conclusion

6. Naked Ecology
You Can't Stop the Dancing Chicken
Carbon Zero
(M)Other Earth
The Elephant in the Room
Earth Second!
Conclusion

7. Conclusion

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