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Dromoeconomics: Towards a Political Economy of Speed

Armitage, John & Graham, Philip W. (2001) Dromoeconomics: Towards a Political Economy of Speed. Parallax, 7(1), pp. 111-123.

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Abstract

In this article we present an alternative theoretical perspective on contemporary cultural, political and economic practices in advanced countries. Like other articles in this issue of parallax, our focus is on conceptualising the economies of excess. However, our ideas do not draw on the writings of Georges Bataille in The Accursed Share, but principally on Virilio’s Speed & Politics: An Essay on Dromology and Marx’s Capital and the Grundrisse.4 Using a modest synthesis of tools provided by these theorists, we put forward a tentative conceptualisation of ‘dromoeconomics’, or, a political economy of speed.

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ID Code: 29762
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: hypermodernism, hypercapitalism, Marx, linguistics
DOI: 10.1080/13534640010015999
ISSN: 1353-4645
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Cultural Theory (200204)
Divisions: Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Deposited On: 18 Jan 2010 15:20
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2010 22:24

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