Inventing the Future: Folk Politics and the Left

Inventing the Future: Folk Politics and the Left


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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.

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About Author

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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781784780968
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781784780968
  • weight: 367
  • ISBN10: 1784780960

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