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A meditation on antonyms and etymological activism

Douglas Cole, on the discourse of salvage ethnography: . . . The insights into the significance of collecting and exhibitions and the motivations and world views that stood behind them are an important contribution to our understanding of European, American, … Continue reading

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forces for peace

Here we go. Sparking thinking, wrenched from so-called lazy summer relaxation, back to ideology (not that one can ever leave). So: Deep Green Resistance. Somewhere in this website or its activist’s guide is the charge to take this on because … Continue reading

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write a paragraph describing your utopia

A while back I updated my facebook status asking “What is your utopia? Please share.” I wanted to see what kinds of responses I would get because I likely would not answer such a question in a public forum, unless … Continue reading

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how still reading begins to fit things together

. . . While critics concerned with ideology and literature argue that the latter [the classic Marxist view of ideology as signifying ‘the values, ideas and images which tie (individuals) to their social functions and so prevent them from a … Continue reading

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The problem with Marxism

. . . is that there is one explanation for every problem: real conditions, and the assumption that the material base is knowable. From notes: Society should change, but it shouldn’t affect me; Marx’s utopia has nobody at the bottom; … Continue reading

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Eagleton’s list

(a) the process of production of meanings, signs and values in social life; (b) a body of ideas characteristic of a particular social group or class; (c) ideas which help to legitimate a dominant political power; (d) false ideas which … Continue reading

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notes toward annotations

Ideology –structure the approach according to a few theorists on ideology? How to organise it around Althusser? Add nuances? Off the top: Klein; Jameson for sure. (Especially Jameson on Utopia) Here’s Eagleton: Whenever one is pondering the meaning of some … Continue reading

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