Capitalist Realism: Is there no alternative?

Capitalist Realism: Is there no alternative?
Author: Mark Fisher
Publisher: Zero Books
Language: English
Pages: 92
Size: 21.5 x 14 cm
Weight: 100 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-84694-317-1
Price: €9.50
Product Description

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, films(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's a sharp analysis of the post-ideological malaise that suggests that the economics and politics of neo-liberalism are givens rather than constructions. Zero Books are must reads Rowan Wilson, Verso Publishing and ReadySteadyBook blogger

Author(s): | Mark Fisher |

Mark Fisher is highly respected both as a music writer and a theorist. He writes regularly for The Wire, frieze, New Statesman, Sight & Sound and The Wire, where he was acting deputy editor for a year. He is a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, University Of London, and maintains one of the most successful weblogs on cultural theory, k-punk (