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he recreated me

Trying to parce Althusser’s essay–again–is slow going. I am slogging through his preambles (which is to say his detailed and dutiful explanations of the theoretical thought process that responds to, organises, and uses Marxism as a scientific methodology, and leads … Continue reading

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Construction site and Peet’s black with lavender

It occurs to me, as I am reading more definitions of ideology and subject, and trying to understand the theoretical difference (which really means the intentionally conscious experiential difference) between subject and individual, that all that hammering in the distance … 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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in medias res

From class notes: for a bit of psychoanalysis on utopia And I will attribute the following words to EC, as they are probably a mix of paraphrase and some direct quotations, perhaps with my own intermittent responses. (re: Lacan) . … Continue reading

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is today?

Today I called myself a writer. Or at least, I responded “Yes” when a woman asked as she vacated a table that I wanted by the window. Now I feel self conscious sitting in the coffee shop with this pretentious … Continue reading

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