Verso Books, Nov 13, 2012 - Philosophy - 341 pages
Part of Verso's classic Mapping series that collects the most important writings on key topics in a changing world.
For a long time, the term ‘ideology’ was in disrepute, having become associated with such unfashionable notions as fundamental truth and the eternal verities. The tide has turned, and recent years have seen a revival of interest in the questions that ideology poses to social and cultural theory, and to political practice.
Mapping Ideology is a comprehensive reader covering the most important contemporary writing on the subject. Including Slavoj Žižek’s study of the development of the concept from Marx to the present, assessments of the contributions of Lukács and the Frankfurt School by Terry Eagleton, Peter Dews and Seyla Benhabib, and essays by Adorno, Lacan and Althusser, Mapping Ideology is an invaluable guide to the most dynamic field in cultural theory.
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INTRODUCTION The Spectre of Ideology
Messages in a Bottle
Adorno PostStructuralism and the Critique
The Critique of Instrumental Reason
The Mirrorphase as Formative of the Function
Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses Notes
The Mechanism of Ideological Misrecognition
Determinacy and Indeterminacy in the Theory
The New Questions of Subjectivity
Ideology and its Vicissitudes in Western Marxism
l8 Postmodernism and the Market
How Did Marx Invent the Symptom?
List of Sources