Theories of Ideology: The Powers of Alienation and Subjection (Historical Materialism Book #54) (Hardcover)

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Theories of Ideology: The Powers of Alienation and Subjection (Historical Materialism Book #54) (Hardcover)

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How to explain the hegemonic stability of neoliberal capitalism even in the midst of its crises? The emergence of ideology theories marked a re-foundation of Marxist research into the functioning of alienation and subjection. Going beyond traditional concepts of 'manipulation' and 'false consciousness', they turned to the material existence of hegemonic apparatuses and focused on the mostly unconscious effects of ideological practices, rituals and discourses. Jan Rehmann reconstructs the different strands of ideology theories ranging from Marx to Adorno/Horkheimer, from Lenin to Gramsci, from Althusser to Stuart Hall, from Bourdieu to W.F. Haug, from Foucault to Butler. He compares them in a way that a genuine dialogue becomes possible and applies the different methods to the 'market totalitarianism' of today's high-tech-capitalism.
Jan Rehmann, Dr. phil. habil, teaches philosophy and social theories at Union Theological Seminary in New York and the Free University in Berlin. He is co-editor of the Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism (HKWM) and author of books on ideology, Neo-Nietzscheanism, Max Weber, the churches in Nazi Germany, and poverty.
Product Details ISBN: 9789004252301
ISBN-10: 9004252304
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: July 25th, 2013
Pages: 358
Language: English
Series: Historical Materialism Book