Money makes the world go around, but when it stops flowing the consequences are profound.
From masters of the universe who lose their magical touch, to remote communities where the unwritten laws of money, sex and power can cause misery.
This edition explores how power is wielded, how it can evaporate and can be renegotiated in unexpected ways. In the lead essay the influential thinker and writer Marcia Langton dissects the abusive nature of ‘big men politics’ in Indigenous communities and the grave effects of lateral violence.
The heady mix of MoneySexPower is unravelled with flair and insight.
From Faustian banking deals to prison codes, virtual identities to the culture of coal mines, the reign of the image and the price of privacy to brothels and the raw edge of political power.
This is contrasted with the intimate choices of desire and exchange and lifts the lid on the potent forces of human ambition and longing.
Published Nov 2008
Paperback (234 x 153mm)