The commonsense pedagogical notion that questions are more important than answers is rarely borne out with the theoretical conciseness enacted by McKenzie Wark in her new volume, Capital Is Dead: Is This Something Worse? In seven short chapters, Wark extends the provocative suggestion that capital has lost its own devil's bargain with the information economy and today a more ruthless mode of production lurks in our midst. Capital Is Dead roots its critical engagement in a Debordian détournement not of Das Kapital itself but rather of the extracted ideals that have crystallized over the subsequent centuries into a Marxist mythology (35). The text is framed...
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Book Review| March 01 2020
Review: Capital Is Dead: Is This Something Worse?, by McKenzie Wark
Capital Is Dead: Is This Something Worse?, by McKenzie Wark.
2019. 208 pp./$25.95 (hb).
Afterimage (2020) 47 (1): 89–92.
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Madeleine Collier; Review: Capital Is Dead: Is This Something Worse?, by McKenzie Wark. Afterimage 1 March 2020; 47 (1): 89–92. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/aft.2020.471016
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