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Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War

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Afflicted Powers is an account of world politics since September 11, 2001. It aims to confront the perplexing doubleness of the presentits lethal mixture of atavism and new-fangledness. The world careers backward into forms of ideological and geo-political combat that call to mind the Scramble for Africa, and the Wars of Religion. But this brute return of the past is accompanied by an equally monstrous political deployment of (and entrapment in) the apparatus of a hyper-modern production of appearances. Capital is on the move again. In the Middle East and elsewhere it is attempting, nakedly, a new round of primitive accumulation and enclosure.

Now, however, it is obliged to do so in unprecedented circumstances. Never before has imperialist victory or defeat depended so much on a struggle for hegemony in the world of images; never before has the dominant world power been subject to real catastrophe in the realm of the spectacle. The present turn to empire and enclosure, what Retort terms military neo-liberalism, is confronted not only by various forms of radical Islam but by a new kind of vanguard armed with the toolkit of spectacular politics. This book attempts to rethink certain key aspects of the current global struggle within this overall perspective, and to provide some critical support for present and future oppositions. Its main themes are the spectacle and September 11, blood for oil, permanent war and illusory peace, the US-Israel relationship, revolutionary Islam, and modernity and terror.

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A San Francisco group of dissenting intellectuals analyzes the present collision of military neo-liberalism and the new politics of the spectacle.

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Dissenting intellectuals analyze the collision of military neoliberalism with the politics of the spectacle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844670314
Author:
Boal, Iain A
Publisher:
Verso
Author:
Retort
Author:
Watts, Michael
Author:
Clark, T. J.
Author:
Clark
Author:
Boal, Iain A.
Author:
t J.
Author:
Matthews, Joseph
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Political aspects
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
New Edition
Publication Date:
June 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
217
Dimensions:
8 x 5.8 x 0.55 in 1 lb

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