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dc.contributor.authorBielskis, Andrius
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-17T08:14:48Z
dc.date.available2018-12-17T08:14:48Z
dc.identifier.issn2313-5778
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.mruni.eu/handle/007/15372
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines similarities and differences between the genealogical approach to social critique and the Marxist critique of ideology. Given the key methodological aspects of Michel Foucault’s genealogy—the fusion of power and discourse and the Nietzschean notion of the aesthetization of life—the paper argues that Hollywood kitsch maybe interpreted as a new dispositif. A key task of the genealogy of kitsch is to analyze the effects of fake Hollywood narratives: how they form and normalize us, what kind of subjectivities they produce, and what type of social relations they create. "La La Land", a 2016 American musical, is discussed as a way of illustration. Theorists of the Frankfurt School also advanced their critiques of the popular culture and its forms of kitsch; yet they followed Marx and his conception of ideology. The paper concludes that the differences between genealogy and the critique of ideology are philosophical. Foucault rejected the Marxist conception of history and the notion of ideology as false consciousness. Kitsch, for a genealogist, is formative rather than repressive; it makes people pursue banal dreams. For a Marxist critic, popular culture as a form of ideology dulls our critical capacities and, therefore, leaves the status quo of alienation intact.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBasel: MDPI AG, 2018en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.titleOn the Genealogy of Kitsch and the Critique of Ideology: A Reflection on Methoden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.doi10.3390/genealogy2010009en
dc.editorial.boardYraen
dc.identifier.alephelaba:29460563en
dc.publication.sourceGenealogy. ISSN 2313-5778, 2018, Vol. 2, No 9en
dc.subject.facultyViešojo valdymo fakultetasen
dc.subject.keywordFoucaulten
dc.subject.keywordGenealogyen
dc.subject.keywordKitschen
dc.subject.keywordCritique of ideologyen
dc.subject.laboratoryVertybių tyrimų laboratorijaen
dc.subject.publicationtypeS4en
dc.subject.sciencedirection01H - Filosofijaen
dc.subject.sciencedirection02S - Politikos mokslaien


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