Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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extirpate

much of the plant and animal life has been extirpated to make way for Western civilization

—p.35 From shellmounds to microchips (29) by Keith A. Spencer
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Thanatos

the stillness inside me, the thanatoid silence frightening me into a last-ditch effort to stay alive

—p.170 Blindman's Buff (154) by Frank Conroy
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synoptic

Part Two presents a synoptic critique of capitalism, which identifies the problems for which socialism purports to be a solution

—p.1 Compass Points: Towards a Socialist Alternative by Erik Olin Wright
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cathexis

Alice Miller's The Drama of the Gifted Child, in which the good child has been made to develop a false self by parents who cathect the child narcissistically

—p.1 Me and My Shadow by Jane Tompkins
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quietism

Foucault’s later work is renowned for thinking Greek notions of the “care of the self” that can seem quietistic in terms of wider political action

—p.1 Company of One: The Fate of Democracy in an Age of Neoliberalism by Peter Gratton
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umbrage

it was precisely the emptiness of the term “creative” that drew the umbrage of several critics

—p.135 Creativity: Parables of the Financialized Imagination (130) by Max Haiven
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palimpsest

the palimpsest of cultural meanings that preoccupy the way we imagine housing and security.

—p.128 Play: Coming of Age in the Speculative Pokéconomy (102) by Max Haiven
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aegis

all of this commodification and agency occurs under the aegis of a system dominated by financial flows and speculations

—p.128 Play: Coming of Age in the Speculative Pokéconomy (102) by Max Haiven
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variegated

Today, capitalism as a cultural force is far more versatile, variegated and pluralistic

—p.116 Play: Coming of Age in the Speculative Pokéconomy (102) by Max Haiven
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apogee

biopolitics, which he saw as reaching a new apogee in the emergence of a neoliberalism that increasingly subordinated social institutions to market imperatives in the name of freedom, democracy and individual rights

—p.79 Securitization: Walmart’s Financialized Empire (74) by Max Haiven
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biopolitics

securitization is not merely the lingua franca of contemporary finance; it is also the biopolitical imperative of financialization.

—p.78 Securitization: Walmart’s Financialized Empire (74) by Max Haiven
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writ large

we can understand “fictitious capital” writ large as the way capital spins a crucial social fiction about the nature of the world.

—p.40 The Reproduction of Fictitious Capital: The Social Fictions and Metaphoric Wealth of Financialization (15) by Max Haiven
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writ large

So, we can understand financialization as a terrain of struggle and friction between different spheres and cycles of reproduction: the reproduction of capital writ large

—p.39 The Reproduction of Fictitious Capital: The Social Fictions and Metaphoric Wealth of Financialization (15) by Max Haiven
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fomenting

The reason why the idea of fictitious capital is useful is because it draws our attention to the way that finance foments and depends on the production of social fictions.

—p.33 The Reproduction of Fictitious Capital: The Social Fictions and Metaphoric Wealth of Financialization (15) by Max Haiven
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lacuna

The gap between the two is a productive lacuna in Marx’s work which allows us to pinpoint a key element of capitalist crisis

between real value and price, due to the preponderance of finance

—p.30 The Reproduction of Fictitious Capital: The Social Fictions and Metaphoric Wealth of Financialization (15) by Max Haiven
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circumscription

financiers internalize a culture of risk management and are guided by an imagined relation to a highly circumscribed future.

—p.24 The Reproduction of Fictitious Capital: The Social Fictions and Metaphoric Wealth of Financialization (15) by Max Haiven
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fomenting

Financialization both foments and relies upon discursive and material formations such as precariousness, security, play, creativity and resistance.

—p.11 Introduction: Cultures of Financialization (1) by Max Haiven
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internecine

the internecine and corrupt entanglements of major investment banks, hedge funds and shadowy para-financial firms,

—p.2 Introduction: Cultures of Financialization (1) by Max Haiven
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wonted

preferring to restrict itself to a more wonted regulatory role

—p.140 Populist Rage (125) by Keith Gessen
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obviate

will obviate spending down the road

—p.114 Year-End Closing (91) missing author
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exiguity

it would be impossible because I had no background, or I had a very exiguous background in finance

—p.9 Primetime for Subprime (5) missing author
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patristic

the whole patristic tradition

Marco Roth

—p.85 Panel 2 (59) by Marco Roth
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