From Hegel to Madonna: Towards a General Economy of

From Hegel to Madonna: Towards a General Economy of "Commodity Fetishism" / Edition 1

by Robert Miklitsch
     
 

Moves from the discourses of dialectical negation to cultural-populist affirmation--that is, from Hegel to Madonna Studies--in order to envision a mode of critique that can persuasively describe and explain the cultural contradictions of late capitalism.

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Overview

Moves from the discourses of dialectical negation to cultural-populist affirmation--that is, from Hegel to Madonna Studies--in order to envision a mode of critique that can persuasively describe and explain the cultural contradictions of late capitalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791435403
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
SUNY series in Postmodern Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Table of Contents

Credits

List of Abbreviations

Excursion: Triptik

Introduction: From Adorno to the Clash

"Into the Groove": Dance, Distraction, Reproduction

The Body in Adorno, Adorno's Body

The Body in Dance

After Hegel: From Adorno to Barthes

General Economics

The Work of Affirmation

Psycho-Marxism

Vox Pop Theory

Part One:
From Negation to Affirmation

Working in and for the Negative: On Hegel's Dialectic

Late Hegelianism: On Adorno's Negative Dialectics

Affirming Affirmation: On Nietzsche and Deleuze and Guattari

Transit: From Negation/Affirmation to Critical Affirmation

Part Two:
The Commodity-Body-Sign

Turn: From "Affirmative Culture" to the Hysteria of Castration

Freud, Marx, Baudrillard, or That "Surplus" Which Is Sign-Value

Commodity-as-Art, Art-as-Commodity: Warhol's Coca-Cola Bottles, Shoes and Soup Cans

Hard-Core Commodity Aesthetics: Warhol's Sticky Fingers and the Popular-Cultural Phallus

Marx after Baudrillard: The Commodity-Body-Sign

Consumption Redux : Cultural Populism, Consummativity, and the Consumptive "Beast of Burden"

Marx avec Duchamp: Socialized Consumption and De-Commodification

Return: Contradiction, Circulation, and the Production of Sign-Value

Transit: (M)TV, The Art-Commodity in an Age of Electronic Reproduction

Part Three:
The Case of "Madonna Studies"

Corpus Delicti : The Rise of Madonna Studies

Madonna Overdrive: The Star Commodity-Body-Sign

Body of Evidence: The Fatality of Madonna Studies

Coda

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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