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Capitalist realism : is there no alternative?

Author: Mark Fisher
Publisher: Winchester, UK ; Washington [D.C.] : Zero Books, 2009.
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After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. The book analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework. Using examples from politics, films, fiction, work and education, it argues that capitalist realism colours all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Fisher
ISBN: 9781846943171 1846943175
OCLC Number: 457170332
Description: v, 81 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Itʹs easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism ---
2. What if you held a protest and everyone came? ---
3. Capitalism and the Real ---
4. Reflexive impotence, immobilization and liberal communism ---
5. October 6, 1979: "Donʹt let yourself get attached to anything" ---
6. All that is solid melts into PR: market Stalinism and bureaucratic anti-production ---
7." ... if you can watch the overlap of one reality with another": capitalist realism as dreamwork and memory disorder ---
8. "Thereʹs no central exchange" ---
9: Marxist Supernanny.
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Mark Fisher is a master cultural diagnostician, and in Capitalist Realism he surveys the symptoms of our current cultural malaise. Living in an endless Eternal Now, we no longer seem able to imagine Read more...

 
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