Wednesday September 2nd, 2015, 3:00 pm (EDT)

Bruce Brown

Marx, Freud, and the Critique of Everyday Life

Marx, Freud, and the Critique of Everyday Life

Toward a Permanent Cultural Revolution

The theory and practice of revolutionary social transformation, Bruce Brown argues, cannot rest content with the exclusive emphasis of traditional Marxism on world-historic processes and the struggle of the working classes for their collective emancipation. He views the experience both of the backsliding of revolution in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and of the manipulative integration of the population of the West into consumer capitalism, as seen at the turning point years of the early 1970s. Brown argues that Marxism needs to rediscover the specifically subjective, psychological dimensions of the revolutionary process in their relation to the objective patterns in history.… | more |