Tags » Capitalist Realism

Capitalist Realism

Mark Fisher, 1968-2017

It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism

In one of the key scenes in Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 film Children of Men, Clive Owen’s character, Theo, visits a friend at Battersea Power Station, which is now some combination of government building and private collection. 1,590 more words


Remembering Mark Fisher

The theorist Mark Fisher, whose death was announced at the weekend, was one of our most original thinkers about how we experienced late 20th century and early 21st century capitalism. 790 more words


New year, new stories?

I dunno about you, but on world terms, 2016 has been a spectacularly bad year in politics, for the planet and for the big names of our time, plus lots more reasons I don’t really need to recount.  1,416 more words


Of Vampire Castles, Hauntology, and Capitalist Realism

“Neoliberalism has sought to eliminate the very category of value in the ethical sense.”

– Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism (2009).

Like most people I imagine, I first became acquainted with Mark Fisher through his 92-page turning pamphlet  859 more words


K-Punk Ist Nicht Tot

So we’ve lost author / blogger Mark Fisher. I don’t think we ever met, but in the days when the blogosphere was still a thing, his… 65 more words

We Need To Talk About Cthulhu

Perhaps you, like me, have fallen back on the name of a cosmic abomination as an off-the-peg metaphor for something sprawlingly vast in time and space, monstrously abhorrent to behold, and existing outside of all human notions of morality. 1,358 more words