Gore Capitalism

By Sayak Valencia

Translated by John Pluecker

An analysis of contemporary violence as the new commodity of today’s hyper-consumerist stage of capitalism.

“Death has become the most profitable business in existence.”—from Gore Capitalism

Written by the Tijuana activist intellectual Sayak Valencia, Gore Capitalism is a crucial essay that posits a decolonial, feminist philosophical approach to the outbreak of violence in Mexico and, more broadly, across the global regions of the Third World. Valencia argues that violence itself has become a product within hyper-consumerist neoliberal capitalism, and that tortured and mutilated bodies have become commodities to be traded and utilized for profit in an age of impunity and governmental austerity.

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