Author Archives: Jakob Feinig

About Jakob Feinig

Jakob Feinig is Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development, Binghamton University. He is the author of Moral Economies of Money: Politics and the Monetary Constitution of Society (forthcoming with Stanford University Press, 2022).

Humanization as Money: Modern Monetary Theory and the Critique of Race

Abstract: In this article, we build on the work of Frantz Fanon and Paulo Freire to develop a relational understanding of dehumanization and humanization through money. We first show that Fanon and Freire share a critical normative vision of humanization, which they conceptualize as that which occurs when people reject dehumanizing practices that deny their agency, begin to grasp their world-in-common, and emerge as historical agents who remake it. In a second step, we advance Fanon’s and Freire’s vision by identifying the constitutive and dehumanizing Continue reading → Continue reading →