Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism

on Children of Men. He mentions people like Žižek, Jameson, Badiou, Deleuze and Guattari, Fukuyama (negatively), Adorno. explains why he prefers "capitalist realism" to Jameson's "postmodernism". briefly mentions Nirvana and hip-hop, and how even attempts at transcending mainstream culture get absorbed back into it

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It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism

on Children of Men. He mentions people like Žižek, Jameson, Badiou, Deleuze and Guattari, Fukuyama (negatively), Adorno. explains why he prefers "capitalist realism" to Jameson's "postmodernism". briefly mentions Nirvana and hip-hop, and how even attempts at transcending mainstream culture get absorbed back into it

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What if you held a protest and everyone came?

anti-capitalist ideas are present even within capitalism (think Hollywood movies where the evil corporation is the villain). the Live 8 protest headlined by Bono & the fantasy of being able to overcome global inequality via the system that perpetuates these inequalities

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What if you held a protest and everyone came?

anti-capitalist ideas are present even within capitalism (think Hollywood movies where the evil corporation is the villain). the Live 8 protest headlined by Bono & the fantasy of being able to overcome global inequality via the system that perpetuates these inequalities

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16

Capitalism and the Real

explains history of the term "capitalist realism" (usage mostly ironic). talks about neoliberalism & how that's changed our window of what's "normal". introduces the Lacanian concept of the Real vs reality (acknowledges Žižek's work here). briefly goes into environmental catastrophe (one example of a Real obscured by reality) and bureaucracy

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Capitalism and the Real

explains history of the term "capitalist realism" (usage mostly ironic). talks about neoliberalism & how that's changed our window of what's "normal". introduces the Lacanian concept of the Real vs reality (acknowledges Žižek's work here). briefly goes into environmental catastrophe (one example of a Real obscured by reality) and bureaucracy

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21

Reflexive impotence, immobilization and liberal communism

contemporary depression. Kafka's The Trial as a depiction of Control societies. school.

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Reflexive impotence, immobilization and liberal communism

contemporary depression. Kafka's The Trial as a depiction of Control societies. school.

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31

October 6, 1979: 'Don't let yourself get attached to anything'

about Fordism and its subsequent breakdown into precarity. cites Richard Sennett's The Corrosion of Character (affect in the post-Fordist world). rising mental illness

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October 6, 1979: 'Don't let yourself get attached to anything'

about Fordism and its subsequent breakdown into precarity. cites Richard Sennett's The Corrosion of Character (affect in the post-Fordist world). rising mental illness

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39

All that is solid melts into PR: Market Stalinism and bureaucratic anti-production

Office Space as an allegory for Control societies. bureaucracy in education: are students the consumers or the product? capitalism market Stalinism (in the sense of valuing symbols over actual achievement). Žižek on Really Existing Socialism & the facade enacted for the big Other. more on Kafka and bureaucracy. Foucault's Discipline and Punish

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All that is solid melts into PR: Market Stalinism and bureaucratic anti-production

Office Space as an allegory for Control societies. bureaucracy in education: are students the consumers or the product? capitalism market Stalinism (in the sense of valuing symbols over actual achievement). Žižek on Really Existing Socialism & the facade enacted for the big Other. more on Kafka and bureaucracy. Foucault's Discipline and Punish

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'...if you can watch the overlap of one reality with another': capitalist realism as dreamwork and memory disorder

Ursula Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven. Gordon Brown vs Tony Blair. films involving memory loss. the uneasy alliance between neoliberalism (amorality) and neoconservatism (moral/regulatory), which contradict and yet can work together to undermine democracy.

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'...if you can watch the overlap of one reality with another': capitalist realism as dreamwork and memory disorder

Ursula Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven. Gordon Brown vs Tony Blair. films involving memory loss. the uneasy alliance between neoliberalism (amorality) and neoconservatism (moral/regulatory), which contradict and yet can work together to undermine democracy.

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62

'There's no central exchange'

the Nanny State. the frustration of call centres. more on Kafka's The Castle. Judith Butler's Frames of War and "responsiblization", where the collective needs to be responsible (e.g., for climate change) and yet cannot be.

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'There's no central exchange'

the Nanny State. the frustration of call centres. more on Kafka's The Castle. Judith Butler's Frames of War and "responsiblization", where the collective needs to be responsible (e.g., for climate change) and yet cannot be.

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Marxist Supernanny

Supernanny is a British reality TV show about parents with uncontrollable kids. solipsism (and how it's produced by capitalist forces) and the media. problems with today's left (too reactionary) and how we can overcome them. sadly, we shall have to do that without Fisher :(

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Marxist Supernanny

Supernanny is a British reality TV show about parents with uncontrollable kids. solipsism (and how it's produced by capitalist forces) and the media. problems with today's left (too reactionary) and how we can overcome them. sadly, we shall have to do that without Fisher :(

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Reading Capitalist Realism
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