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social order window dressing

Capitalist modernity: instrumentalism, power, profit, material survival, management, manipulation, self interested calculation, private morality. Culture is for material production, decoration for the new material consumer social order, distraction during non work hours. 196 more words

Brave New World

Culture and the Death of God

By Terry Eagleton

Two or three centuries ago, most of the common people of Europe believed in God, while a small bunch of intellectuals were convinced this was a delusion. 1,382 more words

Book And Books

“Lévi-Strauss claims that objects in tribal societies may be assigned to a certain category not simply because they possess properties definitive of that class, but also on the basis of symbolic associations with existing members of the species. 60 more words

Problematising Inclusion

Inclusion can be a very real good.

However, as Terry Eagleton says in his “Illusions of Postmodernism,” it is important to avoid taking an acontextual and ahistorical approach to binary oppositions (as some call them).  542 more words

“When Jesus cries out in despair on the cross, demanding of his Father why he has forsaken him, he appeals to an Other which has become momentarily inscrutable.. 19 more words

For Students

British scholar Sara Ahmed writes in The New Inquiry (with a slightly earlier and very little different version on her own blog, feministkilljoys) an essay entitled “Against Students.” She starts out: 1,195 more words

Faculty

“As we enter the epoch of modernity, the sublime is one name for the annihilating, regenerating power we have been investigating.” – ..The sublime allows us to blend a joy in our own cartoon-like unkillability with the contrary pleasures we can also feel free to embrace our own mortality – TERRY EAGLETON http://ift.tt/1NjWckC