Capitalist Realism

Capitalist Realism Is There No Alternative?

Paperback (19 Nov 2009) | English

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Synopsis

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 areas of contemporary experience. But it will also show that, because of a number of inconsistencies and glitches internal to the capitalist reality program capitalism in fact is anything but realistic.

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Zero Books

Zero Books

Contemporary culture has eliminated the concept and public figure of the intellectual. A cretinous anti-intellectualism presides, cheerled by hacks in the pay of multinational corporations who reassure their bored readers that there is no need to rouse themselves from their stupor. Zer0 Books knows that another kind of discourse - intellectual without being academic, popular without being populist - is not only possible: it is already flourishing. Zer0 is convinced that in the unthinking, blandly consensual culture in which we live, critical and engaged theoretical reflection is more important than ever before.

Book information

ISBN: 9781846943171
Publisher: Zero Books
Imprint: Zero Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.342
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1196
Number of pages: 81
Weight: 118g
Height: 215mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 7mm