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Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture

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Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture

Adam Teller

Dead Pledges is a study of our contemporary culture of debt. Examining novels, poems, artworks, photographs, and films produced in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, this book aims to show how US cultural texts have grappled with the rise and fall of the financialized consumer credit economy. It argues that debt is such a ubiquitous yet elusive social form that we can most clearly understand it by looking at how our culture has sought to represent it. Whether popular ... Read more


 

 

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