Review: “The Memeing of Mark Fisher”


Located within the framework of the Frankfurt School’s critical theory, The Memeing of Mark Fisher boldly riffs on everything from conspiracy theories and memes to economic policy and election campaigns…”

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UFOs, Zombies, and Our Cyborg Futures

“However, without wishing to entertain hyperbole, we may conversely deem this great exposé to be rather trivial—even inconsequential—especially when considering the increasingly ‘extraordinary’ nature of our own existence.”

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Alfie Bown: Where Politics and Gaming Meet

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I think there’s great potential in video games. In some ways, they are the primary space in which the culture wars are now being fought.”

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Fitter and Happier? Work after the Coronavirus

Of all changes that have already been made to mitigate the threat of the deadly virus, the way we work has arguably undergone the biggest transformation.”

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An Experiment in (Lefty) Roleplaying?

Sadly, for past the 40 years, this yearning for an impossible yet fantastical other is one that has become increasingly shared by those on the Left.”

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Review: “Welcome to the Rebellion: A New Hope in Radical Politics” by Michael Harris

“Although set ‘A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….,’ the Star Wars narrative feels increasingly relevant with a very real empire, one of corporate domination, at large on earth today.”

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Running Wild: Hulk Hogan, God, and the Coronavirus

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“While feeding on an unclean beast alone may seem like a trivial act, it is arguably symbolic of mankind’s time-honored bastardization of the natural order.”

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America’s Pastime in the Age of Coronavirus

Embodying much of the American spirit, baseball once again finds itself on the frontline, being utilized for political gains, with any rebuke of the MLB’s return likely to be chalked up as un-American or—worse still—shouted down as a commie act.”

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Slavoj Žižek’s “End of Capitalism” and the Coronavirus

Written in the aftermath of the Great Recession, Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? echoed the bleak skepticism of Fredric Jameson and Slavoj Žižek, in arguing that it is easier to imagine an end to the world than an end to capitalism.”

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Review: “Can the Left Learn to Meme? Adorno, Video Gaming, and Stranger Things” by Mike Watson

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“Despite the majority of voters aged 18-39 resisting the smear campaigns and voting for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, Britain’s aging population overwhelmed the voice of its youth to take the landslide victory.”
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