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Cartographies of the absolute / Albert Toscano & Jeff Kinkle.
Toscano, Alberto, 1977-
Winchester, UK ; Washington [D.C.], USA : Zero Books, 2015.
xiv, 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Capitalism in literature
Consumption (Economics) in motion pictures
Cognitive maps (Psychology)
"Can capital be seen? Cartographies of the Absolute surveys the disparate answers to this question offered by artists, film-makers, writers and theorists over the past few decades. It zones in on the crises of representation that have accompanied the enduring crisis of capitalism, foregrounding the production of new visions and artifacts that wrestle with the vastness, invisibility and complexity of the abstractions that rule our lives."--Publisher description.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-296).
Introduction. The limits of the known universe, or cognitive mapping revisited -- The aesthetics of the economy. Prologue : what does the spectacle look like? ; Capitalism and panorama ; Seeing socialism -- Cities and crises. Prologue : slums and flows ; Werewolf hunger (New York, 1970s) ; Baltimore as world and representation (The Wire, 2002-2008 ; Filming the crisis (2008- ) -- Monsieur le capital and madame la terre. Prologue : cargo cult ; The art of logistics ; Landscapes of dead labour.
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