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    ‘The World Pulse Beats Beyond My Door’. Law, dreaming and consumption in viral times

    Gearey, Adam (2021) ‘The World Pulse Beats Beyond My Door’. Law, dreaming and consumption in viral times. Law and Critique 32 (2), pp. 147-152. ISSN 0957-8536.

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    Abstract

    How is the desk, or the room in which one works and day-dreams, a concern for critical political economy? How does this theme open onto thinking about ‘the new normal’? Marx’s concept of the consumption fund and Bachelard’s poetics of space will help us plot the basic terms of a poetical/political economy adequate to law’s involvement in the intimate topographies of post-pandemic capitalism. This paper proposes a phenomenology of intimate lived space that can provide the intellectual tools to understand the topographies of bedroom offices, kitchen table desks and car/taxis where capital takes possession of daily life.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Bachelard, Boots, Capital, Cars, Consumption Fund, Desks, Furniture, Knives and forks, Marx, Phenomenology, Uber, Value
    Depositing User: Adam Gearey
    Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2024 16:07
    Last Modified: 27 Feb 2024 05:26
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/53138

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