Briefly, it seems best to me know in terms of the Frankfurt School - D+G
connection that Adorno et al use dialectics and all the refusal of actual
multiplicity that entails to describe actually existing capital; D+G offer
schizoanalysis and (later) rhizomatics as ways of escaping from and
resisting that system.
Wanted to toss that into the fire for a bit. Will reply in time.
On Fri, 4 Jul 1997, RINCK JOACHIM wrote:
> Hi dear list, I'm always a little late, but:
> Richard Scott wrote:
> > He was also co-author of the influential The Authoritarian Personality
> > study.... for music check Philosophy of Modern Music (Stravinsky vs.
> > Schoenberg, poor old Hindermith never got a look in in those days...) and
> > also Introduction to the Sociology of music. Perenial Fashion: Jazz is an
> > important one too, he misses the point of jazz completely but his critique
> > of mass culture is one that stings...
> In "Resume ueber Kulturindustrie" Adorno writes that he and Horkheimer
> replaced the expression "mass culture" by "culture industrie" to make
> sure that noone can misunderstand it as a culture which emerges
> spontanously out of the masses like folklore. They wanted to point
> out a culture industry that puts common things together to products,
> which are formed to be consumed and lateron form this consuming by
> themselve. In this process the masses remain passive. They are
> manipulated by a totalizing industry in order to consume their
> products. These products are ordered homognous in different marked
> Maybe at this point it's also true what yuo said
> >he could never see the multiple
> In this respect Deleuze/Guattaris first chapter of the AO might be
> helpful. Maybe the culture industry learnd to think the many, by
> putting desire into economic production. But are the masses active
> then? Or do they remain manipulated? And how does this big fear work
> that D/G describe?
> Are there some clues?
> Thanks for your interesting text, Joachim
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