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Molecular Red : Theory for the Anthropocene (Paperback) (McKenzie Wark)

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In Molecular Red, McKenzie Wark creates philosophical tools for the Anthropocene, our new planetary epoch, in which human and natural forces are so entwined that the future of one determines that of the other.Wark explores the implications of Anthropocene through the story of two empires, the Soviet and then the American. The fall of the former prefigures that of the latter. From the ruins of these mighty histories, Wark salvages ideas to help us picture what kind of worlds collective labor might yet build. From the Russian revolution, Wark unearths the work of Alexander Bogdanov—Lenin’s rival—as well as the great Proletkult writer and engineer Andrey Platonov.The Soviet experiment emerges from the past as an allegory for the new organizational challenges of our time. From deep within the Californian military-entertainment complex, Wark retrieves Donna Haraway’s cyborg critique and science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson’s Martian utopia as powerful resources for rethinking and remaking the world that climate change has wrought.Molecular Red proposes an alternative realism, where hope is found in what remains and endures.
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: McKenzie Wark
Language: English
Street Date: October 25, 2016
TCIN: 51754705
UPC: 9781784784089
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-7054
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