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The problem of utopia: Capitalism, depression, and representation


The problem of utopia: Capitalism, depression, and representation

Best, Beverly (2010) The problem of utopia: Capitalism, depression, and representation. Canadian Journal of Communication, 35 (4). pp. 497-513.

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Contemporary globalized capital presents particular difficulties when it comes to mapping its dynamics such that imagining what might lie beyond it becomes even more challenging than in earlier stages of capitalist development. For instance, one of the tendencies of contemporary capital is to “stall” a certain perceptual-representational faculty on the part of the collective subject that would otherwise encourage the enunciation of a collective identity-for-itself and a utopian imaginary of some “beyond capitalism”—one of the ingredients for social transformation.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Sociology and Anthropology
Item Type:Article
Authors:Best, Beverly
Journal or Publication:Canadian Journal of Communication
Keywords:capitalism, utopia, representation, collective subject, Jameson
ID Code:978140
Deposited On:10 Jan 2014 16:04
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:46
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