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Fredric Jameson i rewolucje kulturalne kapitalizmu
Fredric Jameson and Cultural Revolutions of Capitalism

Author(s): Krzysztof Świrek
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Marxism; psychoanalysis; Fredric Jameson; political unconscious; cultural dominant; cognitive mapping; reification; capitalism; sociology of cinema

Summary/Abstract: Article is an analysis of the several conceptions, by means of which Fredric Jameson advances his project of culture critique. It shows psychoanalytical and Marxist inspirations of his thought and different ranges of his interpretative project: from the level of text to the level of historical transformations. The basic aim of Jameson’s hermeneutics is to read social meanings of narrative figures, plot devices, authorial techniques and most broadly – ”cultural dominants” (realism, modernism, postmodernism). In the article, Jameson’s project is related to the concept of ”cultural revolution of capitalism” – the notion describing the influence of capitalism on symbolic forms and the construction of subjectivity. The texts, in which Jameson makes cinema the prime object of his interpretations, are used as a material for the analysis.

  • Issue Year: 221/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 11-40
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Polish