Category Archives: Politics

Ideology, An Introduction (more Terry)

It is important to see that, in the critique of ideology, only those interventions will work which make sense to the mystified subject itself. In this sense, ‘ideology critique’ has an interesting affinity with the techniques of psychoanalysis. ‘Criticism’, in … Continue reading

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The Ideology of the Aesthetic

“Bourgeois ideology… continually violates one of the central functions of ideology in general, which is to make the subject feel that the world is not an altogether inhospitable place.” – Terry Eagleton, The Ideology of the Aesthetic, p.331

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Honest 2 Dog

The inevitable end result of the Girl Talk aesthetic has been reached only by joke Soundclown subculture. Gregg Michael Gillis’ performances as GT were always revelries and reveries in pop’s ultimate fungibility and interchangeability (one of the only bits of … Continue reading

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BUGA UP

true blu heroes need some of these today

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1: I looked at my hand, and my little finger was gone—the bone was sticking out. It’s the weirdest feeling; one second you’re fine and your little finger is there, and the next second it’s gone. It shoves reality up … Continue reading

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Reminder about the DSM-5

The idea emerges that every person’s illness is somehow their own fault, that it comes from nowhere but themselves: their genes, their addictions, and their inherent human insufficiency. We enter a strange shadow-world where for someone to engage in prostitution … Continue reading

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Pretty good Z talk

I like the bit where he says he doesn’t know what China/Singapore/etc “capitalism with Asian values” even means, and he doesn’t think anyone else truly does either. That rings true to me. Also good for the “I’m not talking about a … Continue reading

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White people rap

Primarily, I needed to get these links out of a browser tab and into somewhere useful. Aamer Rahman has a great 2 part “white rapper FAQ” which is essential reading for anyone who listens to any white rappers (that means: … Continue reading

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My philosophy

Is literally to not give a fuck about anything said about Rihanna unless it’s Rihanna saying it. That is the only way. My 300 level seminar on Rihanna begins this August.

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Heroes

 

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