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    DescriptionAfter 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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    Title
    Capitalist Realism
    Subtitle
    Is There No Alternative?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Fisher
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 92
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846943171
    ISBN 10: 1846943175
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    DC22: 320.01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    DC22: 330.122
    LC classification: JA
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25290
    Thema V1.0: QDTS
    Publisher
    John Hunt Publishing
    Imprint name
    O Books
    Publication date
    16 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New Alresford
    Author Information
    Mark Fisher is a writer and lecturer who maintains a highly successful weblog. He lives in the UK.
    Review quote
    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 a future that might be different from the present. This book offers a brilliant analysis of the pervasive cynicism in which we seem to be mired, and even holds out the prospect of an antidote. (Steven Shaviro, Author of Connected and Doom Patrols)