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Globalism, Nationalism, Tribalism establishes a new basis for understanding the changing nature of polity and community and offers unprecedented attention to these dominant trends. Paul James charts the contradictions and tensions we all encounter in an era of increasing globalization, from genocide and terrorism to television and finance capital.

Communication and Exchange, Money and Writing
Communication and exchange, money and writing

A fantastic corporeal metaphor that links relations of exchange and communication comes to us in the phrase ‘money talks’. In one song called ‘Money Talks’ from a generation ago, the metaphor is used alongside an image of the power of money to cut deep into the body: ‘Money don't grow on a money tree. The more you take leave the less for me. Money don't buy what you really need.’ It goes on: ‘It make an iceman cry it make a stone man bleed’.1 1 Contemporary songs and films regularly evoke the metaphor of money talking, thus giving this object-of-exchange a life of its own.2 In John Gerner's song also called ‘Money Talks’, money ...

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