Tags » Commodity Fetishism

Cultural Poverty

Today, a new episode in the Star Wars saga hits theaters. The film, as the latest iteration of a series that spans nearly forty years, is representative in many ways of a broader cultural phenomenon, which has become the bread and butter of Hollywood: The sequel. 430 more words


The Reproduction of Daily Life - AudioZine

53:51 – The Reproduction of Daily Life – By Fredy Perlman – MP3PDFTextTorrentArchive YouTube

Originally published 1969 – What sustains Capitalism? 31 more words

Burger King's Spooky Whopper

 Name three common fast-food restaurants in five seconds…. Go! Hopefully you came up with something along the lines of McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King. Since their creation, the trio have been constantly fighting for brand loyalty. 598 more words

Communication Studies

We Gotta Get Out of This Place: Anselm Jappe

Anselm Jappe was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1962. Now based in France, he is the author of several major works of critical theory and analysis in German, French, and Italian, with many translations of his works appearing in other languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese. 6,436 more words


On Truth and Ideology

Since at least the 1960’s, the use, or maybe usefulness, of the concept of ideology has been questioned and even discredited (Bell, Lane, Aron). Parallel to the progressive decline of Marxist thought and practice in the second half of the twentieth century, it seems to have slowly but surely withered away from most of academic discourse, only to be preserved in some obscure, orthodox far-leftist cults. 3,963 more words


Mama Bear: Minimalism 

About the decluttering movement in which you purge yourself of objects that are not beautiful and useful, I’m glad about these kind of critiques. Yes, Marie Kondo’s right that it’s nice to not have clutter but why the rigidity? 272 more words