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

By Jan Rehmann

The emergence of ideology theories marked a re-foundation of Marxist study into the functioning of alienation and subjection. Going past conventional recommendations of ‘manipulation’ and ‘false consciousness’, they became to the cloth life of hegemonic apparatuses and inquisitive about the regularly subconscious results of ideological practices, rituals and discourses.

In this magisterial paintings Jan Rehmann reconstructs the several 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 tips on how to the ‘market totalitarianism’ of today’s high-tech-capitalism

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18. Marx and Engels 1845, pp. 42–3. 19. Marx and Engels 1845, p. forty three. 20. The French anthropologist Claude Meillassoux observed the following a ‘latent “naturalism” ’ at paintings, which he defined predominantly with the excessive status of Darwin’s works and the impact of the evolutionist anthropologist Lewis Henry Morgan (Meillassoux 1994, pp. 311 et sqq. , 317–18). Cf. the summarising feminist critique by way of Frigga Haug, who proposed to beat such naturalist trends by way of constructing a critical-historical notion of gender-relations (F.

Three. ). In my critique of Althusser, i'm going to push the envelope and argue that ideology-theories proclaiming to do with out an ideology-critical viewpoint run the chance of being remodeled again into functionalist theories of legitimacy. the excellence from the methods of ‘ideology-critique’ may still, as a result, now not be understood as an absolute one. because the historical past of theories frequently strikes via pendulum-swings, the traditions of ideology-critique and of ideologytheory have built individually and infrequently opposed to one another.

Ibid. during this association, the ‘preconstructeds’ [préconstruits] functionality as ‘readyformed components which move among discourse formations, that are perceived as what's “given” or recognized to or already stated by way of members, while they really originate outdoor matters, in interdiscourse’. (Fairclough 1992, p. 31) eleven. Pêcheux 1982, pp. one zero five, 112; cf. the summarising description of interdiscourse and discursive formation via Denise Maldidier in Pêcheux 1990, pp. forty three et sqq. 12. Pêcheux 1982, p. 215; Pêcheux 1984a, pp.

Marx constructed his feedback of contemporary politics such a lot significantly in at the Jewish query, which used to be released in 1844. His start line was once the separation of church and kingdom within the US, which he defined as a ‘displacement [Dislokation] of faith from the kingdom into civil society’. seventy four faith has been ‘banished’ from the field of public legislations to that of personal legislation and has hence been ‘thrust one of the multitude of non-public interests’. seventy five This political emancipation used to be, despite the fact that, now not attached to the disappearance of faith (as Bruno Bauer had expected), yet as an alternative to fashionable freedom of worship, within which faith ‘not in simple terms exists, yet monitors a clean and energetic vitality’.

Ninety five four. 6. From Marcuse to Habermas – and again to Max Weber? ................. ninety nine four. 7. Taking the edge out of serious theory .................................................... 104 four. eight. ‘Commodity-aesthetics’ as ideological promise of happiness ......... 111 five. the concept that of Ideology in Gramsci’s thought of Hegemony ................... five. 1. an important shift in translation ............................................................... five. 2. Gramsci’s severe thought of ideology ....................................................

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