Debt Collection Devices: Tracing Technologies of Affect

Deville, Joe. 2009. Debt Collection Devices: Tracing Technologies of Affect. Re-Public [Online], [Article]

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While stories of wide spread foreclosures have become perhaps the most enduring story of the Suprime crisis, Joe Deville highlights some of the more mundane and every day realities of living under debt. The crisis has meant a greater number of people and households have come into contact with a range of techniues aimed atreclaiming the growing volume of defaulting debt. !n the face of the rather limited socio technical devices at hand for the agent see"ing to recoup unsecured debt, Deville argues that the debt collector needs to pose emotive challenges to the defaulter, acting as a disruptive household actor and become forcibly attached to mundane routines and practices so as to achieve at least a measure of repayment.

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Sociology > Centre for Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) [2003-2015]



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29 Sep 2015 10:57

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