Social Structures of Accumulation

Craven, Jim jcraven at
Wed Sep 5 17:33:52 MDT 2001

I have a query for members of the list. Has anyone read anything linking the
work of David Gordon et al on social structures of accumulation with the
rash of new "reality" TV shows that openly utilize, celebrate and reward
narcissism, social darwinism, ultra-competition etc in ways that are found
on such shows as "Survivor, Lost, Lost Weekend, Fear Factor, Big Brother
etc. Specifically, although these shows are appearing more and more as they
are relatively cheap to produce and highly profitable,  I am curious if
anyone is looking at these shows as a manifestation of "necessary"
superstructural changes and other structural changes as part of the changing
"social structures of accumulation" related to neo-liberalism
and monopoly capitalist globalization.

Any references gratefully appreciated.

Jim Craven

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