Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe

By: The Black Box Collective [Editor]

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Brand New; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and other independent booksellers. For more information about a specific title please feel free to contact us with your questions. As the serial disasters of capitalism?s current crisis?economic, political, environmental?continue to batter the world, Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe is a device for recording, analyzing, and transmitting events as they happen. But it offers neither dire predictions nor false hopes. Instead, it embraces the mystery of what might transpire. The word ?catastrophe? has not always signified ?disaster?; during the sixteenth century, especially in theater, it came to mean ?a reversal of what is expected.? Black Box is ultimately a documentary project, a record of the catastrophe, but it?s an open question where the inquiry will take us. It may be a record of the disastrous end. Or it may be a record of the turning.The first volume contains an eclectic but accessible collection of reportage, interviews, letters, fragments, and theoretical responses from some of the brightest minds in critical theory. Its authors have sent dispatches from American prison yards, the shipping graveyards of India, fatal overseas drone strikes, roads crisscrossing the Mississippi Delta, childhoods in revolutionary Zimbabwe, and kitchens where undocumented workers wash dishes. By taking a broad geographical and aesthetic stance, Black Box will be a constellation of ideas and information that points toward the future?whatever it may hold.Contributors to Black Box include scholars (Nina Power, Silvia Federici, Sami Khatib, Chris O?Kane, Tanya Erzen), cultural critics (Richard Dyer, Charles Mudede), authors (Ursula K. Le Guin, Miranda Mellis), poets (Emily Abendroth, Cathy Wagner, Alli Warren), and many others.


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The work of eminent writers Richard Dyer, Silvia Federici, Ursula K. Le Guin as well as a host of new thinkers illustrate continuity and rupture in ongoing theoretical and cultural critique
This volume contains an eclectic but accessible collection of reportage, interviews, letters, fragments, and theoretical responses from some of the brightest new as well as a few established minds in critical theory. Its authors have sent dispatches from American prison yards, the shipping graveyards of India, fatal overseas drone strikes, roads crisscrossing the Mississippi delta, childhoods in revolutionary Zimbabwe, and kitchens where undocumented workers wash dishes. As the serial disasters of capitalism s current crisis economic, political, environmental continue to batter the world, "Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe" is a device for recording, analyzing, and transmitting events as they happen. It offers neither dire predictions nor false hopes; instead, it embraces the mystery of what might transpire. Contributors include scholars (Nina Power, Silvia Federici, Sami Khatib, Chris O Kane, Tanya Erzen), cultural critics (Richard Dyer, Charles Mudede), authors (Ursula K. Le Guin, Miranda Mellis), poets (Emily Abendroth, Cathy Wagner, Alli Warren), and many others."

Title: Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe

Author Name: The Black Box Collective [Editor]

Categories: Political Science & Political Philosophy,

Publisher: PM Press: 2016-02-01

ISBN Number: 162963123X

ISBN Number 13: 9781629631233

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU201503113