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Kultúra és kapitalizmus
Culture and Capitalism

Author(s): Virág Buka, Kristóf Nagy, Márton Szarvas
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Anthropology, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Music, Photography, Architecture, Supranational / Global Economy, Marxist economics, Visual Arts, Studies of Literature, Political Theory, Civil Society, Communication studies, Sociology, Comparative history, History of ideas, Recent History (1900 till today), Social Theory, Sociology of Culture, Period(s) of Nation Building, Film / Cinema / Cinematography, Socio-Economic Research, Sociology of Art, Geopolitics, History of Art, Sociology of Literature
Published by: Fordulat
Keywords: culture;capitalism;cultural capitalism;cultural studies;cultural history;historical materialism;

Summary/Abstract: Our study demonstrates that the analysis of culture should be embedded into the history of capitalism. Through this understanding of culture's materiality, we highlight that culture is not only a spiritual but also a materially embedded phenomenon. We argue that this analysis is also essential to outline culture's role in a post-capitalist world.Our study offers four perspectives to analyze the diverse, often indirect, relationship between culture and capitalism. We show how the diversity of culture is more than heterogeneity but rather part of class conflicts and struggles. By examining the cultural institutions, our paper points out that they play a crucial role in the reproduction of the laborforce. It also points out that global and nation-state-led cultural production are not contradictory but entangled phenomena. Finally, our paper emphasizes that the relationship between culture and capitalism cannot be understood as abstract laws but must also always consider the social trajectories of professional cultural producers, who are a central but often invisible dark matter.

  • Issue Year: 2022
  • Issue No: 30
  • Page Range: 7-39
  • Page Count: 33
  • Language: Hungarian