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CR: 1st 4 Chapters (HUM415)

These notes cannot possibly substitute for reading Fisher’s book, of course.

Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism

Ch. 1

Fisher uses Cuaron’s Children of Men as a way of introducing what by now should be a familiar idea: that the contemporary socio-economic system has produced a distorted temporality in which the future– beyond more of the same with extra options– no longer exists. The core theme of sterility in COM is, in this sense, to be read metaphorically, begging the question: “How can a culture exist without the new?” (3).

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