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Inventing the Future: Folk Politics and the Left

Inventing the Future: Folk Politics and the Left (Paperback)

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Despite the profound crisis of capitalism and the mass mobilizations of people around the world in response, there has been no successful contestation of neoliberalism's hegemony. Inventing the Future is a major new manifesto that argues for a novel set of alternatives for the future - alternatives which seek to rekindle a popular modernity. Against the confused understanding of the hi-tech and neoliberal world by both the right and the left, this book claims that the emancipatory and future-oriented possibilities of our society can be reclaimed. Instead of running from a complex future the authors envisage a post-capitalist economy which is capable of advancing living standards, liberating humanity from work, and developing technologies which free us from biological and environmental constraints.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheorySocial & political philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial forecasting, future studies Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 30/09/2015 ISBN-13: 9781784780968  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nick Srnicek is the author of Postcapitalist Technologies (Polity, forthcoming) and the co-editor of The Speculative Turn (, 2011 with Levi Bryant and Graham Harman). Alex Williams is a PhD student at the University of East London working on a thesis entitled Complexity & Hegemony.

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