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Molecular Red
Author: McKenzie Wark

ISBN: 9781784784089
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 23 November 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 2.2
Description:
Radical new critical theory for the twenty-first century: how to think about the Anthropocene

In Molecular Red, McKenzie Wark creates philosophical tools for the Anthropocene, our new planetary epoch, in which human and natural forces are so entwined that the future of one determines that of the other.

Wark explores the implications of Anthropocene through the story of two empires, the Soviet and then the American. The fall of the former prefigures that of the latter. From the ruins of these mighty histories, Wark salvages ideas to help us picture what kind of worlds collective labor might yet build. The Soviet experiment emerges from the past as an allegory for the new organizational challenges of our time.

From deep within the Californian military-entertainment complex, Wark retrieves Donna Haraway's cyborg critique and science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson's Martian utopia as powerful resources for rethinking and remaking the world that climate change has wrought. Molecular Red proposes an alternative realism, where hope is found in what remains and endures.

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