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Four futures : visions of the world after capitalism

Author: Peter Frase
Publisher: London : New York : Verso, 2016.
Series: Jacobin series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is easier to imagine the end of the world, ' the theorist Fredric Jameson has remarked, 'than to imagine the end of capitalism.' 'Jacobin' Editor Peter Frase argues that technological advancements and environmental threats will inevitably push our society beyond capitalism, and 'Four Futures' imagines just how this might look. Extrapolating possible futures from current changes the world is now experiencing, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Frase, Peter.
Four futures.
Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2016
(DLC) 2016036476
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Frase
ISBN: 9781781688137 1781688133
OCLC Number: 956263886
Description: 150 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction: technology and ecology as apocalypse and utopia --
Communism: equality and abundance --
Rentism: hierarchy and abundance --
Socialism: equality and scarcity --
Exterminism: hierarchy and scarcity --
Conclusion: transitions and prospects.
Series Title: Jacobin series.
Responsibility: Peter Frase.

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