I’ll be posting a loosely-construed midterm review late tonight or early Friday morning. Meantime my advice is to search “Contemporary Culture” under the category (taxonomy) menu on the mainpage. Look at the course information page as well, specifically the assigned readings. Have you read Khagi’s essay? If not, do so; she provides a very incisive reading of Homo Zapiens.
You can also look over this blog post on Toohey:
This post on Pelevin:
This post on commodity fetishism, ideology, and Homo Zapiens:
This post on The Goodbye Kiss:
This post on the meaning of “contemporary” (for our purposes) which includes a timeline:
This collection of quotes on “Neoliberalism”: