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Culture Control Critique : Allegories of Reading the Present, Paperback / softback Book

Culture Control Critique : Allegories of Reading the Present Paperback / softback

Part of the Critical Perspectives on Theory, Culture and Politics series


When "revolution" becomes a recurring theme in mainstream culture, where do we look for the tools for a critical engagement with the present?

Addressing the link between allegory and cultural critique in contemporary culture and resisting the thematic abstraction of sexy, fast, revolutionary content, this book suggests that one way is to pay attention not so much to content as to form.

Culture Control Critique provides an analysis of how representations of political systems in contemporary mainstream culture may be understood not so much by looking at their apparent critical message but by shifting our critical gaze to an underlying and recurring political logic that controls the desire for political change.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & political philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781783488018

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