Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies: Communicative Capitalism and Left Politics

Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies: Communicative Capitalism and Left Politics

by Jodi Dean
     
 

Argues that the political left has failed to claim its ideological victories and subsequently has enabled a depoliticization of crucially political concerns, such as the economy and capitalism.

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Overview

Argues that the political left has failed to claim its ideological victories and subsequently has enabled a depoliticization of crucially political concerns, such as the economy and capitalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822345053
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
09/02/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
492,558
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jodi Dean is Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Erasmus Professor of the Humanities in the Faculty of Philosophy at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She is the author of Žižek’s Politics, Publicity’s Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy, and Aliens in America: Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Post-Politics and Left Victory 1

1. Technology: The Promises of Communicative Capitalism 19

2. Free Trade: The Neoliberal Fantasy 49

3. Democracy: A Knot of Hope and Despair 75

4. Resolve: Speaking of Evil 95

5. Ethics: Left Responsiveness and Retreat 123

6. Certainty: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories and Psychosis 145

Notes 177

Bibliography 195

Index 203

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