CTHEORY BOOKS : ARTICLE LISTINGS

Code Drift: Essays in Critical Digital Studies
LEFT BEHIND:Flight from the Flesh
BORN AGAIN IDEOLOGY: Religion, Technology and Terrorism
Digital Delirium
Seduction
Hacking the Future
Data Trash
Spasm
The Possessed Individual
The Last Sex
Body Invaders
The Hysterical Male
Ideology and Power
Panic Encyclopedia
The Postmodern Scene
Life After Postmodernism
Technology and the Canadian Mind
C.B. Macpherson
Culture Critique
Northrop Frye

 

Ideology and Power
in the Age of Lenin in Ruins

edited and with an introduction by Arthur and Marilouise Kroker

Ideology and Power in the Age of Lenin in Ruins is written in the shadow of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here, the meaning of power and ideology is finally thought with and against the shattered horizon of socialist and capitalist realism. Thinking anew the theory and practice of democratic politics, the essays put into question the meaning of ideology (as false consciousness) and the meaning of power (as seduction). On the question of ideology, political theorists, including Anthony Giddens, Jürgen Habermas, Claude Lefort and Zygmunt Bauman, challenge the privileging of ideology-critique in orthodox Marxism. This critical reinterpretation of ideology is then accelerated by a radical (Baudrillardian) rereading of the meaning of power as seduction. The book concludes with political analyses of demon politics in the post-Cold War era.


[cover] Ideology and Power in the Age of Lenin in Ruins
Edited by Arthur and Marilouise Kroker
©1991, New World Perspectives, CultureTexts Series
Montreal: New World Perspectives, ISBN 0-920393-49-7
Published simultaneously in the USA by St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0-31206-154-4

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