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Patrick Patterson ppatt at
Thu Sep 28 10:59:22 MDT 1995

You might look at Public Sphere and Experience by Negt and Kluge
Looking at the economic circuits only provides part of the picture and a
very small part at that. To understand consciousness you need to get at the
way in which cultural expressions answer the needs and desires of
individuals. Negt and Kluge have an interesting idea of culture as a
process which organizes the phantasies of people. It takes what are
impulses that transcend capital and redirects them back into the dominant
culture. The process is never entirely successful and the task of anaysis
is to show how the process occurs.
You might also look at Henri Lefebvre and Alain Touraine as well.

Patrick Patterson
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