Capitalist Realism: Is there no alternative?

Capitalist Realism: Is there no alternative?

by Mark Fisher


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846943171
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 12/16/2009
Pages: 92
Sales rank: 48,531
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

1 It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism 1

2 What if you held a protest and everyone came? 12

3 Capitalism and the Real 16

4 Reflexive impotence, immobilization and liberal communism 21

5 October 6, 1979: 'Don't let yourself get attached to anything' 31

6 All that is solid melts into PR: market Stalinism and bureaucratic anti-production 39

7 ' . . . if you can watch the overlap of one reality with another ': capitalist realism as dreamwork and memory disorder 54

8 'There's on central exchange' 62

9 Marxist Supernanny 71

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everybody who thinks knows we can no longer center an economy on alienated mass production based on mass mindless employment. Something has to follow obsolete industrial capitalism the way industrial capitalism followed feudalism. The capitalist ruling class desperately casts about for its own justification while its world dissolves in an amorphous financial ism utterly divorced from the production and distribution of commodities. Fisher describes some of these desperate measures.