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Today Peli and I talked about Gossip Girl, Britney, poptimism and finding a happy medium between Bourdieu and Adorno or something like that.

General | Posted by zoilus on Tuesday, March 17 at 4:18 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (5)

 

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There may be some kind of medium between Bourdieu and Adorno, but Adorno would angrily ask that you please not call it happy...

Posted by Bloggerton on March 20, 2009 3:18 PM

 

 

There may be some kind of medium between Bourdieu and Adorno, but Adorno would angrily ask that you please not call it happy...

Posted by Bloggerton on March 20, 2009 3:18 PM

 

 

Is there a middle ground with Adorno that doesn't violate Adorno? It's hard to find middle ground with someone who calls you an "anthropophagous collectivist" -- a fascist cannibal! -- Adorno's description of dance music. Which isn't, you know, actually descriptive or analytical either -- it's strictly insult!

My take on cultural omnivorism has always been that it's the purist form of consumerism -- "give it to him, he'll eat anything!" Especially when . . . he'll pay for it! The weakening of the aesthetic dogmas, which your book so beautifully enacts, may have something to do with the decline of the Western empire(s). The dogmatic aesthetic "isms" arose in times of increasing political/economic hegemony. The artistic Ism-ists often conceived themselves as oppositional to the Empire, but their dogmatism enacted imperial confidence. The American Empire has been in decline since the 1970s, but Rockists could still have imperial ambitions based on generational demographic power, and the memory of having grown up in a rising empire.

Posted by john on March 18, 2009 10:22 AM

 

 

Er, excuse me, Christopher, but what report? What things do you believe?

Posted by zoilus on March 17, 2009 10:47 PM

 

 

I believe it is time to put some toys away for the summer and hike underGraduate tuition. I am sorry if this sounds elitist to you, but I've read the report and these things I believe.........................CPT

Posted by Christopher Taylor on March 17, 2009 7:24 PM

 

 

 

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