Debtor publics:tracking the participatory politics of consumer credit

Deville, Joseph (2016) Debtor publics:tracking the participatory politics of consumer credit. Consumption, Markets and Culture, 19 (1). pp. 38-55. ISSN 1025-3866

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Abstract

In the context of apparently ubiquitous relations of debt, it has been argued that the debtor possesses a unique, revolutionary potential. Why is this potential seemingly as yet unrealised? Where might nascent debtor publics be found? And what conditions, what infrastructures, might facilitate their emergence? In answering these questions, this paper argues that there are spaces where emergent “counter-agencing” debtor publics can be detected – however, these are organising less around the issue of (consumer credit) borrowing than default. By analysing a prominent online debtor's forum in the UK – the Consumer Action Group debt collection industry sub-forum – the paper argues that such spaces contain important insights into the politics of credit markets and debt default, collective practices of calculation, and the formation of publics.

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Journal Article
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Consumption, Markets and Culture
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Consumption, Markets and Culture on 01/09/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10253866.2015.1068169
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21 Oct 2015 04:59
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31 Oct 2020 03:39