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Capitalist Realism
Language: en
Pages: 81
Authors: Mark Fisher
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

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,
Reading Capitalist Realism
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Alison Shonkwiler, Leigh Claire La Berge
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04 - Publisher: University of Iowa Press

As the world has been reshaped since the 1970s by economic globalization, neoliberalism, and financialization, writers and artists have addressed the problem of representing the economy with a new sense of political urgency. Anxieties over who controls capitalism have thus been translated into demands upon literature, art, and mass media
The Memeing of Mark Fisher
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Mike Watson
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-24 - Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

The Frankfurt School meets Fisher in this critique of capitalism incorporating memes, mental illness and psychedelia into a proposed counterculture. Spring 2020 to 2021 was the year that did not take place. We witnessed a depression, not economically speaking, but in the psychological sense: A clinical depression of and by
Beyond Capitalist Realism
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Samuel Alexander
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-10 - Publisher:

'Capitalist realism' implies that, ever since the fall of Soviet communism in 1989, capitalism has been the only realistic system of production and distribution. Everything else is generally dismissed as 'utopianism' or just naïve dreaming. This perspective points to a worrying failure of imagination, suggesting that it is now easier
Russia's Capitalist Realism
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Vadim Shneyder
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-15 - Publisher: Studies in Russian Literature

Russia's Capitalist Realism examines how the literary tradition that produced the great works of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Anton Chekhov responded to the dangers and possibilities posed by Russia's industrial revolution. During Russia's first tumultuous transition to capitalism, social problems became issues of literary form for writers trying to