Disposable futures is an utterly spellbinding analysis of violence in the later 20th and early 21st centuries it strikes me as a new breed of street smart intellectualism moving through broad ranging theoretical influences of adorno arendt bauman deleuze foucault zizek marcuse and reich. Disposable futures city lights books brad evans brad evans is a political philosopher critical theorist and writer whose work specializes on the problem of violence the author of some ten books and edited volumes along with over fifty academic and media articles he serves as professor of political violence aesthetics at the university of bath uk. In disposable futures the seduction of violence in the age of spectacle brad evans and henry a giroux present an unblinking look at what lies at the heart of much of todays problems. Book review disposable futures the seduction of violence in the age of spectacle jack palmer university of leeds leeds united kingdom disposable futures the seduction of violence in the age of spectacle brad evans henry giroux san francisco ca city lights books 2015 304 pp us1795 pbk reviewed by jack palmer university of leeds. The authors show how the neoliberal regime normalizes violence renders its victims disposable commodifies the spectacle of relentless violence and sells it to us as entertainment and tries to contain cultures of resistance
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