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Surrealpolitik - Surreality and the National Security State, Paperback / softback Book

Surrealpolitik - Surreality and the National Security State Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Our times are not just weird, but literally surreal: we live in a paranoid, increasingly authoritarian culture in which the real, the presumed and the purported are indistinguishable strands of a dense hallucinatory web of mediated spectacles.

Surrealpolitik takes up cultural theorist Mark Fisher's challenge to expose capitalist realism's 'realism' as nothing of the sort.

To subject the symbolic order to a surrealist mode of inquiry is to transgress taboos, reveal biases and inconsistencies, test assumptions and investigate the extent to which the real is, like our dreams - a fungible projection of our unconscious expectations.

The nexus of dreams, hyperreality, paranoia, totalitarianism, terror, art, myth and culture is where realpolitik becomes the surrealpolitik of the title.

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  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:152 pages
  • Publisher:John Hunt Publishing
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  • ISBN:9781785359491

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