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Monsters of the Market
Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism

McNally, David
Publisher:  Haymarket Books, Chicago, USA
Date Written:  01/07/2012
Year Published:  2012  
Pages:  296pp   ISBN:  9781608462339
Library of Congress Number:  HB501   Dewey:  330.12/2
Resource Type:  Book

Drawing on folklore, literature and popular culture, this book links tales of monstrosity from England to 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, McNally offers a novel account of the cultural economy of the global market-system.


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