New episode: Mark Fisher’s ‘Capitalist Realism’

As always, here is my (late) notice that we’ve put up an episode of the podcast!

Literally 2 Cents looked at “Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?” by writer and theorist Mark Fisher. From Alex’s description of the episode:

Topics explored include how society individualizes mental illness, why there’s this widespread conception of “gritty” content as somehow “realer” than non-gritty equivalents, and how our ironic distance from capitalism allows us to participate in it—even when we know it’s bad.

I really enjoyed reading this book for the show. It’s a depressing treatise on capitalist ideology, yes, but I have been missing the act of studying theory and more academic works. If you want to hear us talk more about these kinds of texts, let us know!

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Published by Liz

I'm a writer living and working in Cincinnati, OH. I've been writing for ages and ages. Somehow now I'm actually getting someone to pay me to do it.

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