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Cities in fiction: Perambulations with John Berger

De Cock, CJL (2010) 'Cities in fiction: Perambulations with John Berger.' Culture and Organization, 16 (3). pp. 197-210. ISSN 1475-9551


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This paper explores selected novels by John Berger in which cities play a central role. These cities are places, partially real and partially imagined, where memory, hope, and despair intersect. My reading of the novels enables me to trace important themes in recent discourses on the nature of contemporary capitalism, including notions of resistance and universality. I also show how Berger?s work points to a writing that can break free from the curious capacity of capitalism to absorb and feed of its critiques

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Berger; capitalism; fiction; resistance; universality; critique
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Centre for Work, Organisation and Society
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2011 16:48
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:03

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