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Capitalist Realism

Is There No Alternative?

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It is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. 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, film (Children Of Men, Jason Bourne, Supernanny), fiction (Le Guin and Kafka), work and education, it argues that capitalist realism colours all areas of contemporary experience, is anything but realistic and asks how capitalism and its inconsistencies can be challenged. It is a sharp analysis of the post-ideological malaise that suggests that the economics and politics of free market neo-liberalism are givens rather than constructions.

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Realismo capitalista
Jan 24, 2018, Produzioni Nero
paperback in Italian
Cover of: Capitalist Realism
Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?
2009, Zero Books
Cover of: Realismo Capitalista
Realismo Capitalista: É mais fácil imaginar o fim do mundo do que o fim do capitalismo?
2009, 2020, Autonomia Literária
Paperback in Portuguese
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Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?
2009, Hunt Publishing Limited, John
in English

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HB501.F5 2009

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OL24611852M
ISBN 10
1846943175
ISBN 13
9781846943171

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