9780674984615-0674984617-The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity

The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity

ISBN-13: 9780674984615
ISBN-10: 0674984617
Author: McCarraher, Eugene
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 816 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674984615
ISBN-10: 0674984617
Author: McCarraher, Eugene
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 816 pages

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Acknowledged authors McCarraher, Eugene wrote The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity comprising 816 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674984617 and 9780674984615. Since then The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 12.66 or rent at the marketplace.

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Far from displacing religions, as has been supposed, capitalism became one, with money as its deity. Eugene McCarraher reveals how mammon ensnared us and how we can find a more humane, sacramental way of being in the world.

If socialists and Wall Street bankers can agree on anything, it is the extreme rationalism of capital. At least since Max Weber, capitalism has been understood as part of the “disenchantment” of the world, stripping material objects and social relations of their mystery and sacredness. Ignoring the motive force of the spirit, capitalism rejects the awe-inspiring divine for the economics of supply and demand.

Eugene McCarraher challenges this conventional view. Capitalism, he argues, is full of sacrament, whether or not it is acknowledged. Capitalist enchantment first flowered in the fields and factories of England and was brought to America by Puritans and evangelicals whose doctrine made ample room for industry and profit. Later, the corporation was mystically animated with human personhood, to preside over the Fordist endeavor to build a heavenly city of mechanized production and communion. By the twenty-first century, capitalism has become thoroughly enchanted by the neoliberal deification of “the market.”

Informed by cultural history and theology as well as economics, management theory, and marketing, The Enchantments of Mammon looks not to Marx and progressivism but to nineteenth-century Romantics for salvation. The Romantic imagination favors craft, the commons, and sensitivity to natural wonder. It promotes labor that, for the sake of the person, combines reason, creativity, and mutual aid. In this impassioned challenge, McCarraher makes the case that capitalism has hijacked and redirected our intrinsic longing for divinity―and urges us to break its hold on our souls.

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