[Arundhati Roy] sees her political writing as an extension of her literary work and her identity as a writer — there is no “activist” in her separate from her writer self — which is perhaps also a comment on the false limits we tend to put on fiction.
Attempts to carry out democracy are thus attempts to sublimate natural human conflicts into cooperatively managed institutions that yield the broadest measure of justice for their constituents.
More than a work of literary criticism, Jameson’s new book shows us that any positive political developments to emerge from globalization will demand a new form of conceptualizing this seemingly unimaginable collection of human beings.
Post-capitalist thinking here is not a navel-gazing exercise in utopian fabulation, but a very direct imperative to think through capitalist value-structures.
WHITEWALLING: ART, RACE, & PROTEST IN 3 ACTS exposes systems that perpetuate racial oppression in the art world and pricks a bubble of white-centered consciousness with a clear message about complicity.