Theories of Ideology: The Powers of Alienation and Subjection (Historical Materialism Book Series)

Theories of Ideology: The Powers of Alienation and Subjection (Historical Materialism Book Series)

Jan Rehmann


The emergence of ideology theories marked a re-foundation of Marxist study into the functioning of alienation and subjection. Going past conventional innovations of ‘manipulation’ and ‘false consciousness’, they grew to become to the cloth life of hegemonic apparatuses and interested in the ordinarily subconscious results of ideological practices, rituals and discourses.

In this magisterial paintings Jan Rehmann reconstructs different strands of ideology theories starting from Marx to Adorno/Horkheimer, from Lenin to Gramsci, from Althusser to Stuart corridor, from Bourdieu to W.F. Haug, from Foucault to Butler. He compares them in a fashion real discussion turns into attainable and applies the various how to the ‘market totalitarianism’ of today’s high-tech-capitalism

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