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dc.contributor.editorHartle, Johan F.
dc.contributor.editorGandesha, Samir
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.date.submitted2018-03-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2019-12-10 14:46:32
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:49:35Z
dc.identifier648310
dc.identifierOCN: 1038429113
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30251
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/29656
dc.description.abstractThis book explores the tradition, impact, and contemporary relevance of two key ideas from Western Marxism: Georg Lukács's concept of reification, in which social aspects of humanity are viewed in objectified terms, and Guy Debord's concept of the spectacle, where the world is packaged and presented to consumers in uniquely mediated ways. Bringing the original, yet now often forgotten, theoretical contexts for these terms back to the fore, Johan Hartle and Samir Gandesha offer a new look at the importance of Western Marxism from its early days to the present moment-and reveal why Marxist cultural critique must continue to play a vital role in any serious sociological analysis of contemporary society.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studies
dc.subject.othercommodity
dc.subject.otherideology
dc.subject.otherspectacle
dc.subject.othercultural criticism
dc.subject.otherwestern marxism
dc.subject.otherreification
dc.titleThe Spell of Capital
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5117/9789089648518
oapen.relation.isPublishedByde2ecbe7-1037-4e96-8c3a-5a842d921e04
oapen.relation.isbn9789089648518


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