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"K-PUNK: Choose Your Weapon - Music and Politics" by Mark Fisher, translated by Mariko Sakamoto, Hayato Takahashi and Kentaro Goi

ISBN:978-4-910511-70-2

"Glam rock is punk -- historically and conceptually."

Mark Fisher's final work, selected from the blog "K-PUNK" that made him a popular writer.

A collection of essays and essays by some of the most influential working-class critics of the early 21st century, titled "Music and Politics" A record of thoughts for breaking through to the other side of capitalism

This is the second installment of the best selection from the blog "K-PUNK," which established the popularity of thinker/critic Mark Fisher. Fisher is widely known for his book "Capitalist Realism," but the origin of his critical work is music. His music criticism resonates with his political ideas. From glam rock and post-punk to Thatcher and Trump, his criticism continues to oppose capitalism, the retro-ization of music, big-headed academic thinking, and the gentrification of the left.

Music mentioned in the book:
Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Kate Bush, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, Mark Stewart, The Fall, The Birthday Party, Gang of Four, Scritti Politti, Test Department, The Cure, Underground Resistance, Moloko/Roisin Murphy, Kanye West, James Blake, Drake, Darkstar, DJ Rashad, Sleaford Mods, and more.

Themes covered in this book include:
Post-Fordism, neoliberalism, Thatcher, 9/11 and the surveillance society, Blair and New Labour, terrorism, mental health, Trump and Brexit, "communist realism", and more.

46 size / 648 pages

table of contents

Editor's Preface to the Japanese Edition

Part 3: Choose Your Weapon: Music-related Writings (translated by Mariko Sakamoto and Hayato Takahashi)

The now-traditional Glastonbury rant Art Pop, no, this is the real deal
K-punk, or the discontinuum of glam-punk art pop: Noise as anti-capital - "As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade"
A lion awakened from a nap, or what is sublimation today?
All the outside now For your discomfort - the pretentious haute couture of Goth I don't care if we're all dead - The unholy trinity of The Cure Look at the light Is pop immortal?
Kraken Memorex: Pulp Modernism of the Fall, Parts 1-3
Postmodernism as Scritti's Sweet Pathology, Part 2
Choose Your Weapon Variations on a Theme Running on Empty You Remind Me of Gold – A Conversation Between Mark Fisher and Simon Reynolds Militant Tendencies Feed Music Autonomy in the UK
The Hidden Sorrow of the 21st Century: James Blake's "Overgrown"
David Bowie's 'The Next Day' ReviewThe Man Who Has It All - Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same'
Break It Down - DJ Rashad's "Double Cup"
Start your own nonsense! - About EMMplex and Dolly Dolly Sleaford Mods' Divide and Exit and Chubbed Up: The Singles Collection Review Test Department - Where Left Idealism Meets Popular Modernism There's No Romance Without Money

Part 4: For now, our desires have no names: Writings on politics (translated by Kentaro Goi)

Don't vote, don't encourage them6th October 1979 - Capitalism and Bipolar DisorderWhat good is it if they protest and everyone joins in?Slaying the HydraThe Faceless Face of TerrorismForce and VerminMy Life, My Card - Notes on the Amex Red CampaignThe Great Bullingdon Club SwindlePrivatisation of StressThe Logic of the KettleWinter of Discontent 2.0 - Notes on a Month of MilitancyFootball / CapitalismRealism / UtopiaThe Game Has ChangedCreative CapitalismManagement of Reality
UK tabloidsThe future is still ours: autonomy and post-capitalismAesthetic povertyThe only certainties are death and capitalWhy mental health is a political issueLondon's version of the Hunger GamesTime war - towards an alternative to the neo-capitalist eraFighting to win, not to lose wellSuffering with Margaret Thatcher's happy smileHow to kill a zombie - strategizing the end of neoliberalismGetting away with murderNobody is bored, everything is boredTime for shadowsThe suspense is overCommunist realismIt's time to abandon the pain and hope (summer is coming)
For now, our desires have no name. Anti-therapy. Democracy is joy. Cybergothic vs. Steampunk. Mannequin Challenge.

index

[author]
Mark Fisher
Born in 1968. He completed his undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of Hull and his doctorate at the University of Warwick. While teaching at Goldsmiths University, he developed music theory, cultural theory and social criticism on his blog "K-PUNK", and also contributed to publications such as The Guardian and The Wire. He published Capitalist Realism in 2009, Ghosts of My Life in 2014, and Strange and Horrifying in 2016. He committed suicide in January 2017 at the age of 48. His other Japanese translations include the lecture notes Postcapitalist Desire and the first collection of blog entries K-PUNK: A Method of Dreaming - Books, Films and Dramas.

[translator]
Mariko Sakamoto
Born in Tokyo in 1970. Graduated from the Film Department of Nihon University College of Art. Works as a writer, interpreter and translator. Lives in London. Translated works include Cosey Fanni Tutti's Art Sex Music, John Savage's The Burning Light, The Sun and Everything Else, Matthew Collin's Rave Culture, Mark Fisher's K-PUNK: A Method of Dreaming, and many others.

Hayato Takahashi
Born in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture in 1990. Currently living in London. After graduating from the School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University, he completed an MA in Sociology and a PhD in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He teaches media studies at Winchester School of Art. As a music writer, he wrote the liner notes for the Japanese version of Hyperdub, and is also active in music as a DJ.

Kentaro Goi
Born in 1984. Part-time lecturer at Tohoku University of Art and Design. Specializes in surrealist research. Translated works include "Ghosts of My Life" and "The Strange and the Terrifying" by Mark Fisher, "The Dark Revelation" and "A Thriller for Extinction" by Nick Land, and co-authored "The Ruler/The Rebel" and "Hip Hop Anamnesis".

https://www.ele-king.net/books/011401/

"K-PUNK: Choose Your Weapon - Music and Politics" by Mark Fisher, translated by Mariko Sakamoto, Hayato Takahashi and Kentaro Goi

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Description

"K-PUNK: Choose Your Weapon - Music and Politics" by Mark Fisher, translated by Mariko Sakamoto, Hayato Takahashi and Kentaro Goi

ISBN:978-4-910511-70-2

"Glam rock is punk -- historically and conceptually."

Mark Fisher's final work, selected from the blog "K-PUNK" that made him a popular writer.

A collection of essays and essays by some of the most influential working-class critics of the early 21st century, titled "Music and Politics" A record of thoughts for breaking through to the other side of capitalism

This is the second installment of the best selection from the blog "K-PUNK," which established the popularity of thinker/critic Mark Fisher. Fisher is widely known for his book "Capitalist Realism," but the origin of his critical work is music. His music criticism resonates with his political ideas. From glam rock and post-punk to Thatcher and Trump, his criticism continues to oppose capitalism, the retro-ization of music, big-headed academic thinking, and the gentrification of the left.

Music mentioned in the book:
Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Kate Bush, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, Mark Stewart, The Fall, The Birthday Party, Gang of Four, Scritti Politti, Test Department, The Cure, Underground Resistance, Moloko/Roisin Murphy, Kanye West, James Blake, Drake, Darkstar, DJ Rashad, Sleaford Mods, and more.

Themes covered in this book include:
Post-Fordism, neoliberalism, Thatcher, 9/11 and the surveillance society, Blair and New Labour, terrorism, mental health, Trump and Brexit, "communist realism", and more.

46 size / 648 pages

table of contents

Editor's Preface to the Japanese Edition

Part 3: Choose Your Weapon: Music-related Writings (translated by Mariko Sakamoto and Hayato Takahashi)

The now-traditional Glastonbury rant Art Pop, no, this is the real deal
K-punk, or the discontinuum of glam-punk art pop: Noise as anti-capital - "As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade"
A lion awakened from a nap, or what is sublimation today?
All the outside now For your discomfort - the pretentious haute couture of Goth I don't care if we're all dead - The unholy trinity of The Cure Look at the light Is pop immortal?
Kraken Memorex: Pulp Modernism of the Fall, Parts 1-3
Postmodernism as Scritti's Sweet Pathology, Part 2
Choose Your Weapon Variations on a Theme Running on Empty You Remind Me of Gold – A Conversation Between Mark Fisher and Simon Reynolds Militant Tendencies Feed Music Autonomy in the UK
The Hidden Sorrow of the 21st Century: James Blake's "Overgrown"
David Bowie's 'The Next Day' ReviewThe Man Who Has It All - Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same'
Break It Down - DJ Rashad's "Double Cup"
Start your own nonsense! - About EMMplex and Dolly Dolly Sleaford Mods' Divide and Exit and Chubbed Up: The Singles Collection Review Test Department - Where Left Idealism Meets Popular Modernism There's No Romance Without Money

Part 4: For now, our desires have no names: Writings on politics (translated by Kentaro Goi)

Don't vote, don't encourage them6th October 1979 - Capitalism and Bipolar DisorderWhat good is it if they protest and everyone joins in?Slaying the HydraThe Faceless Face of TerrorismForce and VerminMy Life, My Card - Notes on the Amex Red CampaignThe Great Bullingdon Club SwindlePrivatisation of StressThe Logic of the KettleWinter of Discontent 2.0 - Notes on a Month of MilitancyFootball / CapitalismRealism / UtopiaThe Game Has ChangedCreative CapitalismManagement of Reality
UK tabloidsThe future is still ours: autonomy and post-capitalismAesthetic povertyThe only certainties are death and capitalWhy mental health is a political issueLondon's version of the Hunger GamesTime war - towards an alternative to the neo-capitalist eraFighting to win, not to lose wellSuffering with Margaret Thatcher's happy smileHow to kill a zombie - strategizing the end of neoliberalismGetting away with murderNobody is bored, everything is boredTime for shadowsThe suspense is overCommunist realismIt's time to abandon the pain and hope (summer is coming)
For now, our desires have no name. Anti-therapy. Democracy is joy. Cybergothic vs. Steampunk. Mannequin Challenge.

index

[author]
Mark Fisher
Born in 1968. He completed his undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of Hull and his doctorate at the University of Warwick. While teaching at Goldsmiths University, he developed music theory, cultural theory and social criticism on his blog "K-PUNK", and also contributed to publications such as The Guardian and The Wire. He published Capitalist Realism in 2009, Ghosts of My Life in 2014, and Strange and Horrifying in 2016. He committed suicide in January 2017 at the age of 48. His other Japanese translations include the lecture notes Postcapitalist Desire and the first collection of blog entries K-PUNK: A Method of Dreaming - Books, Films and Dramas.

[translator]
Mariko Sakamoto
Born in Tokyo in 1970. Graduated from the Film Department of Nihon University College of Art. Works as a writer, interpreter and translator. Lives in London. Translated works include Cosey Fanni Tutti's Art Sex Music, John Savage's The Burning Light, The Sun and Everything Else, Matthew Collin's Rave Culture, Mark Fisher's K-PUNK: A Method of Dreaming, and many others.

Hayato Takahashi
Born in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture in 1990. Currently living in London. After graduating from the School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University, he completed an MA in Sociology and a PhD in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He teaches media studies at Winchester School of Art. As a music writer, he wrote the liner notes for the Japanese version of Hyperdub, and is also active in music as a DJ.

Kentaro Goi
Born in 1984. Part-time lecturer at Tohoku University of Art and Design. Specializes in surrealist research. Translated works include "Ghosts of My Life" and "The Strange and the Terrifying" by Mark Fisher, "The Dark Revelation" and "A Thriller for Extinction" by Nick Land, and co-authored "The Ruler/The Rebel" and "Hip Hop Anamnesis".

https://www.ele-king.net/books/011401/

"K-PUNK: Choose Your Weapon - Music and Politics" by Mark Fisher, translated by Mariko Sakamoto, Hayato Takahashi and Kentaro Goi

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