Mark Fisher: Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? (2009–) [EN, CZ, CR, GR, ES, FR, IT]

16 October 2010, pht

“After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system – a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. The book analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework. Using examples from politics, films, fiction, work and education, it argues that capitalist realism colours all areas of contemporary experience. But it will also show that, because of a number of inconsistencies and glitches internal to the capitalist reality program capitalism in fact is anything but realistic.”

Publisher Zero Books, Winchester, 2009
ISBN 1846943175, 9781846943171
81 pages

Interview with author: Matthew Fuller (Monthly Review, 2009).
Reviews: Steven Sherman (Marx&Philosophy, 2010), Ben Granger (Spike, 2010), John F. Murphy (Critical Sociology, 2010), Ed Rooksby (Historical Materialism, 2012), Todd Hoffman (Ctheory, 2016), Matěj Metelec (A2, 2010, CZ), Roman Rakowski (Britské listy, 2010, CZ).

Commentary: Mark Fisher (Strike!, 2012), Alison Shonkwiler, Leigh Claire La Berge et al. (Reading Capitalist Realism, 2014), Alfie Bown (LSE blog, 2017).


Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? (English, 2009, updated on 2017-7-12)
Kapitalistický realismus: proč je dnes snazší představit si konec světa než konec kapitalismu (Czech, trans. Radovan Baroš, 2010, 29 MB, added on 2020-4-7)
Kapitalistički realizam: Zar nema alternative? (Croatian, 2011, 4 MB, added on 2013-9-26, updated on 2020-4-7)
Καπιταλιστικός ρεαλισμός. Υπάρχει άραγε εναλλακτική; (Greek, trans. Θέμης Πανταζάκος, 2015, added on 2017-7-12, updated on 2020-4-7)
Realismo Capitalista. ¿No hay alternativa? (Spanish, trans. Claudio Iglesias, 2016, 7 MB, added on 2021-1-22)
Le réalisme capitaliste: n’y t’il qu’une alternative? (French, trans. Julien Guazzini, 2018, added on 2020-4-7)
Realismo capitalismo (Italian, trans. Valerio Mattioli, 2018, added on 2020-4-7)

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