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    Lukács’ red revolution

    Leslie, Esther (2023) Lukács’ red revolution. Science & Society: A Journal of Marxist Thought and Analysis 87 (2), pp. 38-51. ISSN 0036-8237.

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    Abstract

    Moving between autobiographical and biographical reflections on Lukács and the embeddedness of lives, his and briefly mine, in historical time, the persistent influence of his readings of culture and questions of form, science and a philosophy of praxis is to be reflected on. There is, in some quarters, a dominant Lukácsian reading of modernism, which he apparently dismisses as fragmentary and debilitating. However, there is much to be said about the ways his writings, especially the ones from the 1920s, leave traces and recurrently propel inquiry lines in less discussed areas: namely, thermal analyses of alienation and reification as picked up in Frankfurt School and Situationist thinking; synthetic color production, and communist self-activity. To observe this persistent generativity in the name of self-organization and dialectics is to value something under attack in the revival of anti-Semitism and anti-Communism in Hungary today.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Esther Leslie
    Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2023 13:06
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:54
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/50537

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