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Democracy and other neoliberal fantasies : communicative capitalism and left politics, Jodi Dean

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Democracy and other neoliberal fantasies : communicative capitalism and left politics
Title
Democracy and other neoliberal fantasies
Title remainder
communicative capitalism and left politics
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Dean
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies is an impassioned call for the realization of a progressive left politics in the United States. Through an assessment of the ideologies underlying contemporary political culture, Jodi Dean takes the left to task for its capitulations to conservatives and its failure to take responsibility for the extensive neoliberalization implemented during the Clinton presidency. She argues that the left's ability to develop and defend a collective vision of equality and solidarity has been undermined by the ascendance of "communicative capitalism," a constellation of consumerism, the privileging of the self over group interests, and the embrace of the language of victimization. As Dean explains, communicative capitalism is enabled and exacerbated by the Web and other networked communications media, which reduce political energies to the registration of opinion and the transmission of feelings. The result is a psychotic politics where certainty displaces credibility and the circulation of intense feeling trumps the exchange of reason
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
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1962-
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Dean, Jodi
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Politics, Practical
  • Political parties
  • United States
  • Democracy
  • Neoliberalism
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
Label
Democracy and other neoliberal fantasies : communicative capitalism and left politics, Jodi Dean
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Post-politics and left victory -- Technology : the promises of communicative capitalism -- Free trade : the neoliberal fantasy -- Democracy : a knot of hope and despair -- Resolve : speaking of evil -- Ethics : left responsiveness and retreat -- Certainty : 9/11 conspiracy theories and psychosis
Control code
ocn312730224
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 217 p.
Isbn
9780822345053
Lccn
2009008983
Label
Democracy and other neoliberal fantasies : communicative capitalism and left politics, Jodi Dean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Post-politics and left victory -- Technology : the promises of communicative capitalism -- Free trade : the neoliberal fantasy -- Democracy : a knot of hope and despair -- Resolve : speaking of evil -- Ethics : left responsiveness and retreat -- Certainty : 9/11 conspiracy theories and psychosis
Control code
ocn312730224
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 217 p.
Isbn
9780822345053
Lccn
2009008983

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