California & the Fictions of Capital

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Contents
Introduction: The Alchemy of Capital and Natureix
Why the Late Nineteenth-Century Countryside?xii
The Discourse of Rural Realismxiii
Why Rural Realism, Why the Novel ? xv
Stalking the Interdisciplinary Wildsxvii
Reference Mapsxxi
PART I Making Geographies
1 Rural Commodity Regimes: A Primer3
The Logics and Illogics of Production: The Shift to and out of Grain4
The Regime of Specialty Crops7
A Wider Division of Labor: The Country in the City18
2 Nature and Fictitious Capital: The Circulation of Money Capital 28
Capitalism and Nature: The Agrarian Nexus28
Axis One: The Mann-Dickinson Thesis, Nature as Obstacle30
Axis Two: Exploiting the Natural Obstacle32
Keeping Capitalism Out or Letting Capital In? Marx on Circulation34
Blurred Boundaries and Fugitive Bodies38
Nature and Circulation42
Capital, Nature, and the Space-Time of Agro-Credits in the United States 44
Capital, Nature, and the Space-Time of Agro-Credits in California52
Conclusion: Reading the Landscape of Fictitious Capital77

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