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    The reflux of money: outlaw accumulation and territorialization in "Breaking Bad"

    Kraniauskas, John (2019) The reflux of money: outlaw accumulation and territorialization in "Breaking Bad". In: Osborne, P. and Alliez, E. and Russell, E.-J. (eds.) Capitalism: Concept, Idea, Image. Aspects of Marx's "Capital" Today. London, UK: CRMEP Books, pp. 219-245. ISBN 9781999333706.

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    In this article I look at the capital logics and territorial dynamics of narco-accumulation as represented in the TV series "Breaking Bad". I suggest that these produce a 'black hole' in the text, a kind of catastrophe in the image of the protagonist's house and home, now literally ruined by his involvement in outlaw drugs enterprise. This is because the latter pulls him into a Mexican-American cross-border hinterland overcoded and subsumed by a narco proto-state.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > Cultures and Languages (to 2020)
    Depositing User: John Kraniauskas
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2019 15:31
    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 15:30


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