“Jameson’s fundamental point was that the definitive emergence of the consumer society marked a distinct phase in the evolution of capitalism, a phase wherein capitalism had become all-encompassing with no outside. The cultural form of capitalism had become a kind of nature — the air we all breathe.”
“the waning of affect”.
“The supreme formal feature of all the postmodernisms [Jameson] reviewed was ‘a new kind of flatness or depthlessness, a new kind of superficiality in the most literal sense.'”
Perry and Wood, Themes in Contemporary Art, p.19