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Negative CapitalismNEGATIVE CAPITALISM:  CYNICISM IN THE NEOLIBERAL ERA

With J.D Taylor (author of the book) and Mark Fisher

Wednesday 11th September, 7.00pm

Housmans Bookshop

5 Caledonian Road

King’s Cross

London, N1 9DX

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase, unless otherwise stated

http://www.housmans.com

 

Negative Capitalism: Cynicism in the Neoliberal Era (Zer0 Books, 2013)

Negative Capitalism: Cynicism in the Neoliberal Era offers a new conceptual framework for understanding the current economic crisis. Through a ranging series of analyses and perspectives, it argues that cynicism has become culturally embedded in the UK and US as an effect of disempowerment by neoliberal capitalism. Yet despite the deprivation and collapse of key social infrastructure like representative democracy, welfare, workers’ rights and equal access to resources, there has so far been no collective, effective and sustained overthrow of capitalism. Why is this? The book’s central call is for new strategies that unravel this narcissistic cynicism, embracing social democracy, constitutional rights, mass bankruptcies and animate sabotage. Kafka, Foucault, Ballard and de Sade are clashed with the X-Factor, ruinporn, London, and the artwork of Laura Oldfield Ford. Negative Capitalism’s polemic is written to incite responses against the cynical malaise of the neoliberal era. (From the publisher, see more at: http://www.zero-books.net/books/negative-capitalism)

 

Mark Fisher is author of Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? (Zer0 Books, 2009)

 

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