magical thinking fantastic film and the illusions of neoliberalism

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Magical Thinking Fantastic Film And The Illusions Of Neoliberalism

Author : Michael J. Blouin
ISBN : 9781137531643
Genre : Social Science
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Considering films such as Candyman, Frozen, and The Cabin in the Woods, Michael J. Blouin contends that fantastic tales allow audiences to maintain the status quo instead of inspiring purposeful action.

Optical Coherence Tomography

Author : Wolfgang Drexler
ISBN : 3540775501
Genre : Medical
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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is the optical analog of ultrasound imaging and is emerging as a powerful imaging technique that enables non-invasive, in vivo, high resolution, cross-sectional imaging in biological tissue. This book introduces OCT technology and applications not only from an optical and technological viewpoint, but also from biomedical and clinical perspectives. The chapters are written by leading research groups, in a style comprehensible to a broad audience.

Capitalist Superheroes

Author : Dan Hassler-Forest
ISBN : 9781780991795
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The blockbuster superhero movie: popular entertainment or capitalist propaganda? This book investigates the 21st-century superhero's underlying political agenda.

Platform Capitalism

Author : Nick Srnicek
ISBN : 1509504877
Genre : Philosophy
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What unites Google and Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, Siemens and GE, Uber and Airbnb? Across a wide range of sectors, these firms are transforming themselves into platforms: businesses that provide the hardware and software foundation for others to operate on. This transformation signals a major shift in how capitalist firms operate and how they interact with the rest of the economy: the emergence of ?platform capitalism?. This book critically examines these new business forms, tracing their genesis from the long downturn of the 1970s to the boom and bust of the 1990s and the aftershocks of the 2008 crisis. It shows how the fundamental foundations of the economy are rapidly being carved up among a small number of monopolistic platforms, and how the platform introduces new tendencies within capitalism that pose significant challenges to any vision of a post-capitalist future. This book will be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how the most powerful tech companies of our time are transforming the global economy."

Postmodernism Or The Cultural Logic Of Late Capitalism

Author : Fredric Jameson
ISBN : 0822310902
Genre : Art
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Now in paperback, Fredric Jameson’s most wide-ranging work seeks to crystalize a definition of “postmodernism” Jameson’s inquiry looks at the postmodern across a wide landscape, from “high”; art to “low,” from market ideology to architecture, from painting to “punk” film, from video art to literature.

The Thing Itself

Author : Adam Roberts
ISBN : 9780575127746
Genre : Fiction
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Adam Roberts turns his attention to answering the Fermi Paradox with a taut and claustrophobic tale that echoes John Carpenters' The Thing. Two men while away the days in an Antarctic research station. Tensions between them build as they argue over a love-letter one of them has received. One is practical and open. The other surly, superior and obsessed with reading one book - by the philosopher Kant. As a storm brews and they lose contact with the outside world they debate Kant, reality and the emptiness of the universe. The come to hate each other, and they learn that they are not alone.

After The Future

Author : Franco Berardi
ISBN : 9781849350594
Genre : Philosophy
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Beginning with the futurism of F.T. Marinetti and the worldwide race towards a new and highly mechanised society that defined the 'century of progress', highly respected media activist Franco Berardi traces the genesis of future-oriented thought through the punk movement of the early 1970s and into the media revolution of the 1990s. Cyberculture, the last truly utopian vision of the future, ended in a clash, leaving behind an ever-growing system of virtual life and actual death, virtual knowledge and actual war. The future, Berardi argues, has come and gone.

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