Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe

Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe

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Author/Editor: The Black Box Collective (Editor)
Publisher: PM Press
Date: 2016
Binding: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 256 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Condition: USED - Fine/Like New. An excellent, unmarked copy with no obvious signs of wear.

This volume contains an eclectic but accessible collection of reportage, interviews, letters, fragments, and theoretical responses from some of the brightest new--as well as a few established--minds in critical theory. Its authors have sent dispatches from American prison yards, the shipping graveyards of India, fatal overseas drone strikes, roads crisscrossing the Mississippi delta, childhoods in revolutionary Zimbabwe, and kitchens where undocumented workers wash dishes. As the serial disasters of capitalism's current crisis--economic, political, environmental--continue to batter the world, Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe is a device for recording, analyzing, and transmitting events as they happen. It offers neither dire predictions nor false hopes; instead, it embraces the mystery of what might transpire. Contributors include scholars (Nina Power, Silvia Federici, Sami Khatib, Chris OKane, Tanya Erzen), cultural critics (Richard Dyer, Charles Mudede), authors (Ursula K. Le Guin, Miranda Mellis), poets (Emily Abendroth, Cathy Wagner, Alli Warren), and many others.