Fredric Jameson





Fredric Jameson


Born
in Cleveland, Ohio, The United States
April 14, 1934

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Fredric Jameson (born 14 April 1934) is an American literary critic and Marxist political theorist. He is best known for his analysis of contemporary cultural trends—he once described postmodernism as the spatialization of culture under the pressure of organized capitalism. Jameson's best-known books include Postmodernism: The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, The Political Unconscious, and Marxism and Form.

Jameson is currently William A. Lane Professor in The Program in Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University. In 2012, the MLA gave Jameson their sixth Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement.

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Out now: NLR 64, the July-August issue.

Some highlights include:

Gavan McCormack: Obama vs. Okinawa

Practical lessons in world hegemony, as Japan's attempt to strike an independent course is cut down by the Obama Administration. For the islanders of Okinawa, another chapter in the centuries old tale of military occupation. Gavan McCormack is the author of Client State.

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The Political Unconscious

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“It is safest to grasp the concept of the postmodern as an attempt to think the present historically in an age that has forgotten how to think historically in the first place.”
Fredric Jameson, Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

“Insofar as the theorist wins, therefore, by constructing an increasingly closed and terrifying machine, to that very degree he loses, since the critical capacity of his work is thereby paralysed, and the impulses of negation and revolt, not to speak of those of social transformation, are increasingly perceived as vain and trivial in the face of the model itself.”
Fredric Jameson, Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

“Someone once said that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism. We can now revise that and witness the attempt to imagine capitalism by way of imagining the end of the world.”
Fredric Jameson

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