Thinking Blue / Writing Red: Marxism and the (Post)Human - cover image

Copyright

Stephen Tumino

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-877-7
Hardback978-1-80064-878-4
PDF978-1-80064-879-1
HTML978-1-80064-883-8
XML978-1-80064-882-1
EPUB978-1-80064-880-7
AZW3978-1-80064-881-4

Language

  • English

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 234 mm (6.14" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 234 mm (6.14" x 9.21")

THEMA

  • JHMC
  • JHBA
  • KCSA
  • JPFC

BIC

  • JHMC
  • HBLX
  • JPFC
  • JFM

BISAC

  • SOC002010
  • SOC026040
  • POL042060
  • POL005000

    Thinking Blue / Writing Red

    Marxism and the (Post)Human

    • Stephen Tumino (author)
    FORTHCOMING
    Thinking Blue/Writing Red interrogates contemporary culture across a range of texts, from the pandemic (‘Covid’ and ‘Trump Speak’) to high theory (Melville's narratives) and popular culture (Beyoncé's ‘Formation’ and Super Bowl performance, Twin Peaks , metamodern ‘cli-fi’ films). Inspired by Derrida’s idea of the secret, Tumino examines the significance of social movements (Black Lives Matter, Occupy, alter-globalization) and naïve art (Darger, Ryden) to argue that these texts speak of the secrets that capitalism cannot speak. Contending that the cultural surfaces narrate only the ‘nonsecret,’ that to see the social logic of the culture one must dig into what Bruno Latour questions as the ‘deep dark below,’ Thinking Blue/Writing Red reads these texts to tease out the underlying narratives of the culture of capital.

    This book will be of interest to students in several disciplines, including philosophy, literary and cultural studies, film studies, women's studies, critical race studies, history, LGBTQ+ studies and environmental studies.

    Endorsements

    I believe Tumino’s book makes an important and necessary contribution to radical discourse through its encompassing and sophisticated critique of mainstream media, higher education, pop culture, and political economy.

    Prof. Steven Wexler

    California State University, Northridge

    Contributors

    Stephen Tumino

    (author)
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute