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Markets and Violence

Banerjee, S. B. ORCID: 0000-0002-8699-6368 (2018). Markets and Violence. Journal of Marketing Management, 34(11-12), pp. 1023-1031. doi: 10.1080/0267257x.2018.1468611


In this commentary, I address different forms of corporate violence, in particular how some contemporary corporate practices result in violence. Violence is carried out often without impunity by a market-state nexus that enables accumulation by dispossession. Structural violence concentrates power on certain groups while creating a class of disposable labour. Epistemic violence involves using language and law to disempower specific groups of people. The state often uses instrumental violence to quell resistance. I discuss how violence operates in the political economy by discussing conflicts in the extractive industries.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Marketing Management on 02 Jul 2018, available online:
Publisher Keywords: Violence, dispossession, development, corporate social responsibility, conflict
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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