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Failure /
Arjun Appadurai and Neta Alexander.
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, 2020.
description
vii, 145 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN
1509504710, 1509504729, 9781509504718, 9781509504725, 9781509504756
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imprint
Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, 2020.
isbn
1509504710
1509504729
9781509504718
9781509504725
9781509504756
contents note
Introduction: the difference that doesn't make a difference -- The promise machine: between "techno-failure" and market failure -- Creative destruction and the new socialities -- Failure, forgotten: on buffering, latency, and the monetization of waiting -- Too big to fail: banks, derivatives, and market collapse -- Conclusion: failure, remembered.
abstract
"Failure explores the deeply troubling paradox by which the more technological and financial systems fail us, the more dependent on them we become. The authors propose a theory of habitual failure by exploring crisis and divides - yet failure is not a self-evident quality. It requires a new understanding of why it is so quickly forgotten"--
catalogue key
12999328
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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