Crisis and criticism: literary, cultural and political essays, 2009–2021

Noys, B. (2023) Crisis and criticism: literary, cultural and political essays, 2009–2021. Historical Materialism Books Series, 307 (218). Brill. ISBN 9789004689558

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Crisis and Criticism is a series of interventions from 2009 to 2021 engaging with the literary, cultural and political responses to the capitalist crisis of 2007–8. Challenging the tendency to treat crisis as natural and beyond human control, this book interrogates our cultural understanding of crisis and suggests the necessity of ruthless criticism of the existing world. While responses to crisis have retreated from the critical, choosing to inhabit apocalyptic fantasies instead, only a critical understanding of the causes of crisis within capitalism itself can promise their eventual overcoming.

Publication Type: Books
Additional Information: 10.1163/9789004689589 ISSN 1570-1522 ISBN 978-90-04-68955-8 (hardback) ISBN 978-90-04-68958-9 (e-book)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capitalism, crisis, apocalyptic fantasies,
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Arts and Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Research Entities > Chichester Centre for Critical and Creative Writing
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Depositing User: Benjamin Noys
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2023 09:27
Last Modified: 17 May 2024 13:32

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