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|Title||:||Bad Marxism: Capitalism and Cultural Studies|
|Number of Pages||:||264 Pages|
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John Hutnyk is a rarity in the current world – a marxist academic, not an academic marxist – who still holds to the 11th thesis of Feuerbach – that's the one that says 'The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it'. Hutnyk is scathing in his critiques of some of the big names of cultural studies because they have not obviously sought to change the world – and if there is any field of academic study where change should be central to its practitioners analyses it is cultural studies, or at least it might have been. In many cases Hutnyk's harshness is entirely justified, and too many of us lament the loss of the movements we once connected to and do little to (re)build them. This book is a good kick in the scholarly backside.