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Episode 20: Theory – Ideology And Class Consciousness

Episode 20: Theory – Ideology And Class Consciousness
In today’s Theory episode, @Comrade_Celery, @RIPMarkusJ, and @mmalloyboy discuss ideology, class consciousness, and the base/superstructure dynamic.

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This week’s readings:

Friedrich Engels, Letter to Mehring, 1893
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1893/letters/93_07_14.htm

Georg Lukacs, Class Consciousness, 1920
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lukacs/works/history/lukacs3.htm

Introduction to Louis Althusser on Ideology
https://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/theory/marxism/modules/althusserideology.html

Althusser on the Superstructure and False Consciousness
http://beforeitsnews.com/eu/2013/03/althusser-on-the-superstructure-false-consciousness-2514126.html

Antonio Gramsci, Selections from Prison Notebooks, “Structure and Superstructure” page 689 and “The Concept of Ideology” page 704)
http://abahlali.org/files/gramsci.pdf

Introduction to the Sublime Object of Ideology, Slavoj Zizek, 1989, page xxiii (page 22 of the PDF)
https://joaocamillopenna.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/zizek-the-sublime-object-of-ideology.pdf
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