Capitalist Realism

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  • Copyright: 2009-12-16
  • Publisher: Zero Books
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After 1989, capitalism has presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system. What effects has this "capitalist realism" had on work, culture, education and mental health? Is it possible to imagine an alternative to capitalism that is not some throwback to discredited models of state control? Book jacket.

Author Biography

Mark Fisher is highly respected both as a music writer and a theorist. He writes regularly for The Wire, frieze, New Statesman, and Sight & Sound. He is a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, University Of London, and maintains one of the most successful weblogs on cultural theory, k-punk (http://k-punk.abstractdynamics.org)

Table of Contents

It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalismp. 1
What if you held a protest and everyone came?p. 12
Capitalism and the Realp. 16
Reflexive impotence, immobilization and liberal communismp. 21
October 6, 1979: 'Don't let yourself get attached to anything'p. 31
All that is solid melts into PR: market Stalinism and bureaucratic anti-productionp. 39
'if you can watch the overlap of one reality with another ': capitalist realism as dreamwork and memory disorderp. 54
'There's on central exchange'p. 62
Marxist Supernannyp. 71
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