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Release Date: January 8, 2019
Publication Date: January 8, 2019
Creators: Robin Mackay (Editor), Robin Mackay (Introduction), Armen Avanessian (Editor), Armen Avanessian (Introduction), Karl Marx (Contributor), Samuel Butler (Contributor), Nicolai Federov (Contributor), Thorstein Veblen (Contributor), Shulamith Firestone (Contributor), Jacques Camatte (Contributor), Gilles Deleuze (Contributor), Félix Guattari (Contributor), Jean-François Lyotard (Contributor), Gilles Lipovetsky (Contributor), J. G. Ballard (Contributor), Nick Land (Contributor), Ian Hamilton Grant (Contributor), Sadie Plant (Contributor), CCRU (Contributor), Mark Fisher (Contributor), Alex Williams (Contributor), Nick Srnicek (Contributor), Antonio Negri (Contributor), Tiziana Terranova (Contributor), Luciana Parisi (Contributor), Reza Negarestani (Contributor), Ray Brassier (Contributor), Benedict Singleton (Contributor), Patricia Reed (Contributor)
Package Dimensions (in inches): 1.1 x 6.77 x 4.65
Package Weight: 93 Hundredths Pounds
Item Dimensions (in inches): 7 x 4.75 x 1
Item Weight: 93 Hundredths Pounds
Audio Tracks/Subtitles: English (Published), English (Original Language), English (Unknown)
Number Of Pages: 544
Product Description: An apparently contradictory yet radically urgent collection of texts tracing the genealogy of a controversial current in contemporary philosophy.
Accelerationism is the name of a contemporary political heresy: the insistence that the only radical political response to capitalism is not to protest, disrupt, critique, or détourne it, but to accelerate and exacerbate its uprooting, alienating, decoding, abstractive tendencies.
#Accelerate presents a genealogy of accelerationism, tracking the impulse through 90s UK darkside cyberculture and the theory-fictions of Nick Land, Sadie Plant, Iain Grant, and CCRU, across the cultural underground of the 80s (rave, acid house, SF cinema) and back to its sources in delirious post-68 ferment, in texts whose searing nihilistic jouissance would later be disavowed by their authors and the marxist and academic establishment alike.
On either side of this central sequence, the book includes texts by Marx that call attention to his own “Prometheanism,” and key works from recent years document the recent extraordinary emergence of new accelerationisms steeled against the onslaughts of neoliberal capitalist realism, and retooled for the twenty-first century.
At the forefront of the energetic contemporary debate around this disputed, problematic term, #Accelerate activates a historical conversation about futurality, technology, politics, enjoyment, and capital. This is a legacy shot through with contradictions, yet urgently galvanized today by the poverty of “reasonable” contemporary political alternatives.