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  • Paperback: 311 pages
  • Publisher: Zero Books (27 Feb. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780992750
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780992754
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.7 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 270,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How much of capitalism can we see from the moon? This remarkable, unclassifiable book sets out to map the ways. Cartographies takes as its object representation as such, which it tracks through theories, models, visual works, films, novels, engineering projects and whole cities: it is an immense museum exhibition of artefacts material and mental which attempt, consciously or not, to convey the totalisation implacably at work everywhere in late capitalism. But this is also a profoundly theoretical work: indeed, it summons us to think new philosophical thoughts about this system and how to make it visible. We ought to emerge from it with a new conception of the tasks of criticism and the production of art itself. --Fredric Jameson, author of Representing Capital and The Antinomies of Realism

About the Author

Alberto Toscano is Reader in Critical Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London. Jeff Kinkle completed his PhD at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths.



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