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An American Utopia: Dual Power and the Universal Army

Author: Jameson, Fredric
Zizek, Slavoj (Edt)

Publisher: Verso

Format:Paperback
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An American Utopia: Dual Power and the Universal Army : Controversial manifesto by acclaimed cultural theorist debated by leading writers

Fredric Jameson's pathbreaking essay "An American Utopia" radically questions standard leftist notions of what constitutes an emancipated society. Advocated here are - among other things - universal conscription, the full acknowledgment of envy and resentment as a fundamental challenge to any communist society, and the acceptance that the division between work and leisure cannot be overcome. To create a new world, we must first change the way we envision the world. Jameson's text is ideally placed to trigger a debate on the alternatives to global capitalism. In addition to Jameson's essay, the volume includes responses from philosophers and political and cultural analysts, as well as an epilogue from Jameson himself.

Many will be appalled at what they will encounter in these pages—there will be blood! But perhaps one has to spill such (ideological) blood to give the Left a chance.

Contributing are Kim Stanley Robinson, Jodi Dean, Saroj Giri, Agon Hamza, Kojin Karatani, Frank Ruda, Alberto Toscano, Kathi Weeks, and Slavoj Žižek.


Category   Subject
Philosophy   Political
Literary Criticism   Semiotics & Theory

ISBN 13:9781784784539
ISBN 10:1784784532
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:328
Size:9.22" l x 6.22" w x 0.96" h
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