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Department
Communication Studies
Course
COMM 2P20
Professor
Nick Baxter- Moore
Semester
Fall

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PCUL … 2P20 Lecture Summary Week 3 – Marxist theories Announcements Theories of mass culture revisited What is high culture? Marxist theories of popular culture Classical Marxism Key concepts in Marxist analysis: base & superstructure; class; proletariat and bourgeoisie; commodification; the role of the state Superstructure (politics, ideology, law religion, culture) ________________________________________________ Relations of production (class structure) Base Mode of production (economic system) Marxism & Art: William Morris Gramsci & Hegemony Some songs about class:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwbzxemJZIc&feature=related Billy Bragg, “Power in a Union” [trad. arr. B. Bragg] from Talking With the Taxman About Poetry (1986)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5ZT71DxLuM Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman), “Union Town” (2011)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNCFcDy94xc Green Day, “Working Class Hero” [John Lennon] from Various Artists, Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (2007). Also check out Lennon’s original.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuTMWgOduFM Pulp, “Common People” [Pulp] from Different Class (1995) Althusser and Ideology The Frankfurt School – Adorno & Horkheimer, the Culture Industry Neo- and post-Marxism (skipped over in lecture) th  Terms given s
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