Art, Literature and Culture from a Marxist Perspective

Authors: McKenna, Tony

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This title offers a Marxist take on a selection of artistic and cultural achievements from the rap music of Tupac Shakur to the painting of Van Gogh, from HBO's Breaking Bad to Balzac's Cousin Bette , from the magical realm of Harry Potter to the apocalyptic landscape of The Walking Dead , from The Hunger Games to Game of Thrones .

About the authors

Tony McKenna is a philosopher and journalist whose work has been featured in many publications including The Huffington Post, ABC Australia, The United Nations, The Progressive, New Statesman, New Internationalist, New Humanist, Adbusters, In These Times, Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, Science and Society, Socialism and Democracy, Rethinking Marxism, Overland Literary Journal, Ceasefire Magazine and Marx and Philosophy Review of Books.

Reviews

“My strongest recommendation is to read Tony McKenna’s book as an exercise in Marxist dialectics. Not only will it help you to understand Tupac Shakur and Vincent Van Gogh better; it will arm you for the big battles we face down the road.” (The Unrepentent Marxist, louisproyect.org, May, 2016)

“Tony McKenna’s book … illustrates both the possibility and relevance of a consistent Marxist approach to culture, which understands it both as a social product and as autonomous art in its own right. … McKenna writes like a fan, and thus speaks to the fan in all of us. As a result he has produced a work which should enrich our understanding of both popular culture and the Marxist tradition, and is almost as enjoyable as its subjects.” (Dan Swain, Marx and Philosophy Reviews, marxandphilosophy.org.uk, February, 2016)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McKenna, Tony

    Pages 1-8

  • Breaking Bad: Capital as Cancer

    McKenna, Tony

    Pages 9-22

  • In Time : The First Hollywood Movie of the Occupy Wall Street Era

    McKenna, Tony

    Pages 23-32

  • The Walking Dead: The Archetype of the Zombie in the Modern Epoch

    McKenna, Tony

    Pages 33-42

  • Let Me In: The Figure of the Vampire as Kantian Noumenal

    McKenna, Tony

    Pages 43-57

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Art, Literature and Culture from a Marxist Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52661-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137526618
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52660-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 215
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