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Afflicted powers : capital and spectacle in a new age of war

Author: Iain A Boal; Retort (Organization : San Francisco, Calif.)
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Afflicted Powers is an account of world politics since September 11, 2001. It aims to confront the perplexing doubleness of the present - its lethal mixture of atavism and new-fangledness. A brute return of the past, calling to mind now the Scramble for Africa, now the Wars of Religion, is accompanied by an equally monstrous political deployment of (and entrapment in) the apparatus of a hyper-modern production of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iain A Boal; Retort (Organization : San Francisco, Calif.)
ISBN: 1844670317 9781844670314
OCLC Number: 57675759
Notes: Retort is a gathering of some thirty or forty antagonists of the present order of things, based for the past two decades in the San Francisco Bay. Four of the group Iain Boal, T.J. Clark, Joseph Matthews, Michael Watts did the main work of writing Afflicted Powers.
Description: xii, 211 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The state, the spectacle, and September 11 --
Blood for oil? --
Permanent war --
The future of an illusion --
Revolutionary Islam --
Modernity and terror.
Responsibility: Retort.
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