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Jameson’s fundamental point

“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



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