Category Archives: Commodity fetishism

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In Conclusion.

I’m Sick to death of re-writing and trying to polish my thesis. So I thought I would take the time to outline my conclusion. Its up next and I need to think about it and outline it some more.  This … Continue reading

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Lefebvre on fetishism I.

Here’s a lengthy passage from Dialectical Materialism, which Lefebvre wrote in 1938. I think it demonstrates that two things: (1) he grasps how social labour is perverted into a autonomous and inverted fetish form (2) his generally baggy style and … Continue reading

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Adorno, Fetishism and Social Domination.

I’ve reached the point where the tedious process of re-writing and polishing my chapter on fetishism and social domination in Adorno has become too tedious. Time to move on to doing the same with my Lefebve chapter and send the … Continue reading

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Adorno’s critique of Alienation III

Another instance of Adorno’s criticism of Marxist Humanism and interpretations of Marx centered on his philosophical anthropological theory of alienation: To characterize the change in function of the word “man,” we need only consider two titles which resem­ble one another. … Continue reading

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Adorno 1962 Seminar on Marx.

What follows is a rough translation a friend made for me of H.G. Backhaus’ notes from Adorno’s 1962 seminar on Marx. The notes are published as the appendix to Backhaus’s yet untranslated Dialektik der Wertform: Untersuchungen zur marxschen Ökonomiekritik A translation … Continue reading

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Lit Review Pet Peeves

Stuck into my literature review where I am trying to construct some workable typologies for different interpretations of fetishism. So far I have: fetishism as false consciousness, fetishism as reification, fetishism as alienation and value-form interpretations of fetishism. In the … Continue reading

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