Surrealpolitik

Surrealpolitik

Dream, myth, delusion, and reality collide in this surrealist navigation of the national security state.

Surrealpolitik

Dream, myth, delusion, and reality collide in this surrealist navigation of the national security state.

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Sep 30, 2022
978-1-78535-949-1

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John Schoneboom
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Comparative politics, Political ideologies (general), Popular culture

Synopsis

Our times are not just weird, but literally surreal: we live in a paranoid, increasingly authoritarian culture in which the real, the presumed and the purported are indistinguishable strands of a dense hallucinatory web of mediated spectacles. Surrealpolitik takes up cultural theorist Mark Fisher’s challenge to expose capitalist realism’s 'realism' as nothing of the sort.

To subject the symbolic order to a surrealist mode of inquiry is to transgress taboos, reveal biases and inconsistencies, test assumptions and investigate the extent to which the real is, like our dreams - a fungible projection of our unconscious expectations. The nexus of dreams, hyperreality, paranoia, totalitarianism, terror, art, myth and culture is where realpolitik becomes the surrealpolitik of the title.

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