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Four Futures : Visions of the World After Capitalism (Paperback) (Peter Frase)

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“It is easier to imagine the end of the world,” the theorist Fredric Jameson has remarked, “than to imagine the end of capitalism.”Jacobin Editor Peter Frase argues that technological advancements and environmental threats will inevitably push our society beyond capitalism, andFour Futures imagines just how this might look. Extrapolating possible futures from current changes the world is now experiencing, and drawing upon speculative fictions to illustrate how these futures might be realized, Four Futures examines communism, rentism, socialism, and exterminism – or in other words, the socialisms we may reach if a resurgent Left is successful and the barbarisms we may be consigned to if those movements fail.
?It?s easy to imagine the end of the world,? Fredric Jameson has remarked, ?but we cannot imagine the end of capitalism.? Jacobin editor Peter Frase argues that technological advancements and environmental threats will inevitably push our society beyond capitalism, and Four Futures imagines just how this might look. Extrapolating possible futures from current changes the world is now experience, and drawing upon speculative fictions to illustrate how these futures might look, Four Futures examines communism, rentism, socialism and exterminism?or in other words, the socialisms we may reach if a resurgent Left is successful, and the barbarisms we may be consigned to if those movements fail.
Number of Pages: 150
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Economic Conditions, Political Ideologies / Communism + Socialism, Future Studies
Series Title: Jacobin
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Peter Frase
Language: English
Street Date: October 11, 2016
TCIN: 16684810
UPC: 9781781688137
Item Number (DPCI): 247-38-7296
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