J.G. Ballard’s Politics: Late Capitalism, Power, and the Pataphysics of Resistance

Date
2017
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
De Gruyter
Abstract
Description
This book is the first sustained investigation of the political dimension in the work of J.G. Ballard. His oeuvre is read as a continuous meditation on late capitalism, at the heart of which lie questions of power and resistance. Drawing on a wide range of concepts from critical theory, the study argues that Ballard's texts respond to the exhaustion of received forms of political struggle by developing a new, pataphysical discourse of resistance.
Keywords
Capitalism , Politics , Ballard
Citation
Cord, Florian. J.G. Ballard’s Politics: Late Capitalism, Power, and the Pataphysics of Resistance. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017.