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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 149–159.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Robert Faivre Fredric Jameson's reading of Wal-Mart as a figure of a postcapitalism-to-come is exemplary of the market logic that value is produced outside production in distribution and consumption. Through his dialectics of ambivalence, Jameson produces an analysis that empties the social...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 110–115.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Reawakening: Labor Theory in the Time of Wal-Mart,” that Fredric Jameson’s read- ing of Wal-Mart as a figure of a postcapitalism-to-come is exemplary of the market logic that value is produced outside production, in dis- tribution and consumption. Through his dialectics of ambivalence, Jameson...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 255–262.
Published: 01 November 2009
...-signed contract to have Stonyfield Farm yogurt carried by Wal-Mart indicates, Hirschberg seems well on his way to becoming a market heavyweight—though one wonders how that helps to “save the world” (his words). It merely raises to strategy the cliché, if you can’t beat...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 42–44.
Published: 01 May 2020
... knows they can t pay for it and it ll be a waste of his time anyway. Sometimes he drives out to Wal- Mart in the middle of the night because the fluorescence keeps him up, and the less he sleeps, the worse he figures he ll get. He pays for every- thing in cash. He burns the receipts. He spends hours...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 228–235.
Published: 01 May 2009
... not be next—or if, indeed, I wasn’t perhaps already one. Service for most of us is surplus labor that we generate ceaselessly and unquestioningly. Dismayingly like the clerks at Wal-Mart who “volunteer” to spend off-clock hours restocking, cleaning, or taking inventory, we all too often accept...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 101–121.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., they are phenomena embedded in the logic of the global capitalist system; but Jameson teases out the utopian traces in each. First, he presents Wal-Mart as “the purest expression of that dynamic of capi- talism which devours itself, which abolishes the market by means of the market itself” (421): he thus...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 91–105.
Published: 01 May 2007
... every aspect of the campaign that we conducted for the movie, all the way to one of the first major Spanish-language campaigns with Wal-Mart, who sold the DVD. They drilled down into where they had large Latino and Hispanic customer bases. It was funny because my wife is a political...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 177–183.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., and 2izek. One of the crucial insights of the Marxist tradition was precisely the irreducible interconnectedness of theory and practice. To wit, it is certainly a worthwhile goal to support the unionization of Wal- Mart employees in the US. But without thinking through and attacking the underlying...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 89–104.
Published: 01 November 2009
... here, sweetie. Of course the lights only appeared after a few brandies, so I could have been mistaken—I was, in fact. The truth of the matter is that your mother ran off to St. Paul with the Wal- Mart photo lab manager.” “The photo lab manager?” Melody had heard the story...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 143–152.
Published: 01 November 2006
... retaining the guise of a non-profit, Howard Gardner concludes of his own university that “when Harvard.edu morphs into Harvard.com, it should lose its tax- free status and be classified with Disney and Wal-Mart, rather than with the Sorbonne in Paris or Xinhua in Beijing” (98). If only...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 9–22.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of living on account of it being so close to Wal-Mart, but the feel was the same. A smell of fried food and kitty litter. Blue tarps and broken glass and water-logged empty Sudafed boxes everywhere you look. Grass growing through discarded window screens. “Expect her back...