"In The Already Dead, Eric Cazdyn establishes what he calls a non-moralizing critique of capitalism, starting from the premise that crisis does not symptomize the failure of the system but rather its proper functioning. He is committed to a systemic, radical critique that keeps open the possibilities of revolution. This is a bracing and provocative book, both ideationally and stylistically." Rei Terada, University of California, Irvine "This immensely ambitious and unclassifiable theoretical work begins by projecting a new kind of temporality - the chronic - out of medical practice in order to range across the political, the cultural, the national, the autobiographical, and the economic, touching in passing on film and globalization, and in the process unearthing new life forms: the already dead, the undead, and the always already dead. It is an exciting journey." - Fredric Jameson, Duke University
Eric Cazdyn is Professor of Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of "The Flash of Capital: Film and Geopolitics in Japan;" editor of "Trespasses: Selected Writings of Masao Miyoshi, " (both published by Duke University Press); and coauthor, with Imre Szeman, of" After Globalization."