Red Thread reading group

Hi to all

I thought some of you might be interested in this:

The next meeting of the Red Thread reading group, at the usual venue, King Ahiram’s – the Lebanese café in Vulture St, near the corner with Boundary St, West End.

Contact: Dan O’Neill or David Eden

Here is the full reading list.

New members are welcome.

Ideology: Ideas, Action and Material Reality

Week 1
1) Marx
A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right. Introduction (1943-4)
The German Ideology – Feuerbach. Opposition of The Materialist and Idealist Outlook. Sections A B C D

Week 2
2) Marx
Balibar, Etienne The Philosophy of Marx Chapter 3 Ideology or Fetishism: Power or Subjection
Capital Vol. 1 Chapter 1: The Commodity 4. The Fetishism of the Commodity and its Secret

Week 3
What is to be done?

Week 4
Lukacs History and Class Consciousness: Studies in Marxist Dialectics Class Consciousness , Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat

Week 5
Gramsci – Selections from The Prison Notebooks

Week 6
Adorno “The Scheme of Mass Culture” & “Culture Industry Reconsidered”

Week 7
Benjamin “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”

Week 8
Debord Society of the Spectacle

Week 9
The Sociology of Marx Chapter 2 The Marxian Concept of Praxis Chapter 3 Ideology and the Sociology of Knowledge

Week 10
Mao “On Practice” & “On Contradiction”

Week 11
Althusser “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses” & “Marxism and Humanism”

Week 12
Foucault “Truth and Power” & “Subjectivity and Truth”

Week 13
Deleuze “Many Politics”

Week 14
Irigary “The Sex that is not One” & “Psychoanalytical Theory: Another Look Haraway “The Cyborg Manifesto”

Week 15
Zizek ‘Chapter 1: How did Marx invent the Symptom’ in The Sublime Object of Ideology & “Between Symbolic Fiction and Fantasmic Spectre: Towards a Lacanian Theory of Ideology.

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