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Published: 23 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373650-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7365-0
... The editors’ introduction establishes the context within which these lectures on Cultural Studies by Stuart Hall were given in the summer of 1983 at the University of Illinois as part of a teaching institute linked with a conference, “Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture: Limits, Frontiers...
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002154-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0215-4
... through the revival and, after a heady and rapid apprenticeship, gone right out the other side again. They have settled their accounts with Marxism and moved on to fresh intellectual fields and pastures: but not quite. Post- Marxism remains one of our largest and most flourishing con temporary...
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002154-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0215-4
... brilliant course of Hall lectures as undertaken in order to clarify Marxism s contribution to the interpretation of culture, resulting in a superb rec ord of Hall s ongoing wrestling with the angels of Marxist theory. 2 Likewise, the editors of Selected Po liti cal Writings insist that Hall s editor...
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002154-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0215-4
... School ; feminist and psychoanalytic writers); film, media and communica- tions studies, studies of popu lar culture. Also impor tant were the many non- reductionist forms of Marxism (especially those associated with the work of Antonio Gramsci and the French structuralist school led by Althusser), and...
Published: 25 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012276-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1227-6
... ethnographies, in fact, resonate with the curiously eclectic politics and aesthetic realism of a Depression Era Marxism in which prole- tarian artists celebrated the resourcefulness of the poor. 58 This alternative interpretation of Lewis s writings turns La Vida into creative lit er a ture, an artistic...
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012979-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1297-9
..., she struck him as a bit ignorant about U.S. politics but intrigued him with the questions she had prepared to discuss with Garson. She topped the list with a question comparing the two New Lefts : the one in Japan that had escaped from the classical interpretations of Marxism dominated by the jcp and...
Published: 18 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012023-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1202-3
... are reduced to bids for inclusion in the state and civil society and capable of producing, at best, a form of liberal multiculturalism based upon a bankrupt politics of recognition. 12 The seminal study of the Black radical tradition is, of course, C. Robinson, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black...
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021223-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2122-3
... their strug gle for freedom by more indirect means. My references are to the Ca rib be an; specifically to Jamaica and the experiences and strug gles of the Afro­ Caribbean masses. I hope that something useful and impor tant can be learned about the role of culture in practical strug gle, both from the...
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013167-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1316-7
... to be an Afropessimist; that my breakdown was brought on by a breakthrough; one in which I fi nally understood why I was too Black for care. Lens Crafting Afropessimism is a lens of interpretation, a way of analyzing and understand- ing social phenomena, much like Marxism, feminism, or postcolonial...
Published: 13 January 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9481-5
... was derived from their being cham- 30 Sanjay Joshi pions of modernity, and it was their efforts that created newer, modern forms of politics, culture, domesticity, and religion. In that sense, the middle class was also the producer of much of what came to define modernity. To highlight cultural...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377849-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7784-9
... all liberalism's nineteenth-century opponents, Schmitt concludes in Der Begriff des Politischen, Karl Marx's critique was the most power• ful, because it alone followed liberalism into its own territory, the world of individualism and private property. Marxism's ideological power lay in its...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009108-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0910-8
..., especially Marxism, psychoanalysis, and poststructuralist theory.14 Taking up the intersection between Marx- ism and con temporary Buddhism that share the same historical situation of global capitalism and the same utopian possibilities in the critique of the pre sent, the analy sis of Tsai s cinema of...
Published: 02 April 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2122-3
... conditions; related to developments in society which Marx and Engels could not possibly have foreseen; and expanded and refined by the addition of new concepts. Gramsci s work thus represents neither a footnote to the already­ completed edifice of orthodox Marxism nor a ritual evocation of orthodoxy which...
Published: 27 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012146-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1214-6
... reading of Gramsci and his emphasis on the cultural dimension of civil society fueled a series of long- lasting and impactful interpretations of Gramsci s thought.22 In Bobbio s view, what characterizes Gramsci s Marxism (and sets it apart from the rest) is its notion of civil society as the place where...
Published: 29 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005339-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0533-9
...- level condition of possibility for her much larger critical aim: to understand at the most expansive conceptual scale how our exceptionally diverse range of affective and material responses to one another s differences constantly run up against culture- wide ways of knowing (or willful unknowing) the...
Published: 10 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007586-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0758-6
... civil wars.2 Ibn Khaldun s accounts of fusion and subjugation supplemented Mao s and Gramsci s emphasis on the po liti cal and the opera- tions of hegemony. Charara moved from a cele bration of the autonomy of the po liti cal will of the masses against a vanguardist Marxism to the practical real...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377849-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7784-9
...• velop a critique of liberalism that goes beyond the horizon of liberalism itself and interprets this criticism of Schmitt as a call for a form of anti• liberalism more extreme and virulent than that propounded by Schmitt on the very eve of his membership in the Nazi party.2 Friends of Schmitt...
Published: 18 September 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388135-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8813-5
... or interest. As dogmatic Marxism gained greater influence among the activ- ists during the decade, ideological antireligion increased as well. But the churches were if anything even less well prepared to cope with the new spirituality of the sixties. The demand for immediate, power- ful, and deep...
Published: 11 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007173-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0717-3
... symbolic revolutions. Bourdieu, you might say, is a prophet of the pre sent, but in so being he became more rather than less Marxist, even as his hostility to Marxism intensified. His angry polemics against neoliberalism, however, lacked what Marxism has to offer, namely a theory of neoliberalism s origins...
Published: 27 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012146-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1214-6
... Development of Capitalism in Rus sia and driven by his conviction that Rus sia was an Asiatic state. But it was forcefully conceptualized by Rosa Luxemburg and, I believe, Antonio Gramsci, who especially has been claimed for Western Marxism, with others, and whose thinking emphasized both an opening to the...