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Masters and slaves....

“Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.”

Herbert Marcuse

Life

Herbert Marcuse: Reason and Revolution–Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory (1941)

It is of the very definition of any “classic” work that it will not only introduce a new depth and direction of thought, but that its original insights endure. 472 more words

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(Summary of) Consumerism as a form of social control.

Summary of: Consumerism as a form of social control.
(extract from my last year’s BA dissertation)

Herbert Marcuse strongly criticizes consumerism, arguing that it is a form of social control. 151 more words

ARTIST IAN PRITCHARD

Quote for the day - Friday March 13

“The mere absence of all advertising and all indoctrinating media of information and entertainment would plunge the individual into a traumatic void where he would have the chance to wonder and to think… the non-functioning of television and the allied media might thus begin to achieve what the inherent contradictions of capitalism did not achieve – the disintegration of the system”.

Herbert Marcuse, One Dimensional Man

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CFP - Praxis and Critique: Liberation, Pedagogy, and the University

International Herbert Marcuse Society Sixth Biennial Conference

Praxis and Critique: Liberation, Pedagogy, and the University

12-15 November 2015, Salisbury University (Salisbury, Maryland, USA)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstracts due May 20, 2015… 474 more words

The life and works of the Marxist art historian Meyer Schapiro

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The following series of interviews from the early 1990s gives a good sense of the Marxist art historian Meyer Schapiro’s life and work. You can download a selection of his writings by clicking on the links immediately below. 10,240 more words

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