Brian Holmes

Das Profane und die FinanzmärkteEine Gebrauchsanleitung zur Schließung des Casinos(dOCUMENTA (13): 100 Notes - 100 Thoughts, 100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken # 064)

Brian Holmes
Das Profane und die FinanzmärkteEine Gebrauchsanleitung zur Schließung des Casinos(dOCUMENTA (13): 100 Notes - 100 Thoughts, 100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken # 064)

Text(s) by Brian Holmes

Series: dOCUMENTA (13): 100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken

German, English

2012. 36 pp., 2 ills.

e-book

ISBN 978-3-7757-3093-8

Is the middle class our new revolutionary class? In his notebook, Brian Holmes attempts to connect Occupy Wall Street, the Arab Spring, the Spanish “Indignados,” and the uprisings in North Africa. For Holmes, the link lies in the financial system—connecting the places where capital is jeopardized and the regions from which it is extracted. The transnational movement of demonstrators, and the dictates of financial capital, are analyzed from a cultural-critical perspective. Using the image of a casino, Holmes describes how after 1968 a generation of “middle-class heroes” emerged who approved the suppression of revolution. Today, the members of this “new class” are themselves subjected to speculating capital—and now a fear of the future, and loans and mortgage payments, force them, too, out onto the streets.

Brian Holmes is a cultural critic and autonomous researcher, based in Chicago.

Language: German/English

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