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Interlude: Ahab’s coin, or Moby Dick’s currencies?

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Haiven, M. (2020). Interlude: Ahab’s coin, or Moby Dick’s currencies?. In Haiven, M. Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts. Pluto Press, pp. 75-84

a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole (as fifty sail for fifty ships), the whole for a part (as society for high society), the species for the genus (as cutthroat for assassin), the genus for the species (as a creature for a man), or the name of the material for the thing made (as boards for stage)

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The coin here might be read as a material allegory, or in some sense a synecdoche (a small part which represents the whole) of capital itself.

—p.76 by Max Haiven
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3 years, 6 months ago

The coin here might be read as a material allegory, or in some sense a synecdoche (a small part which represents the whole) of capital itself.

—p.76 by Max Haiven
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3 years, 6 months ago

(adjective) occurring in an abnormal place / a concept in human geography elaborated by philosopher Michel Foucault to describe places and spaces that function in non-hegemonic conditions

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Michel Foucault, for one, identified the ship as the heterotopia par excellence: the space that is both within and outside the social order

—p.77 by Max Haiven
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3 years, 6 months ago

Michel Foucault, for one, identified the ship as the heterotopia par excellence: the space that is both within and outside the social order

—p.77 by Max Haiven
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3 years, 6 months ago