Blood Will Out: Essays on Liquid Transfers and Flows by Janet Carsten

By Janet Carsten

Unique in concentration and overseas in scope, this publication brings jointly 10 essays in regards to the fabric, metaphorical, and symbolic value of blood.

  • An interdisciplinary research that unites the paintings of famous historians and anthropologists
  • Incorporates insights from fresh paintings in symbolism, kinship reports, clinical anthropology, the anthropology of faith, the sociological research of finance, and textual analysis
  • Covers subject matters resembling Medieval eu conceptions of blood; blood and the mind; blood and the cultural examine of finance; and blood varieties, id, and organization in twentieth-century America


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Interrupt the flow in any significant way and you get what neurologist James Park (2011) has termed a ‘body economy’ in ‘septic shock’. Lifeblood, liquidity, and cash transfusions 27 Nor does analogy exhaust the array of literary devices employed to illustrate the atlas of this globalized, financialized body. Synecdoche, for example, which political economists of the nineteenth century such as Marx deployed very effectively, can also come into play. Cash flow, just one among many standardized indicators used to value corporate assets, stands in for liquidity, which in turn stands in for that always desirable but ultimately nebulous condition called economic ‘strength’.

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