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Buck- Morss_Susan_Dreamworld_and_Catastrophe_The_Passing_of_Mass_Utopia_in_East_and_West .pdf (file size: 10 MB, MIME type. Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Power of Mass Utopia in East and West. Susan Buck-Morss · Utopian Studies 11 (2) (). Like. Recommend. Susan Buck-Morss’ recent book, Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West, is an ambitious if not audacious.

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Review of East Meets West: Chattopadhyaya – – Brill. Nor is the solipsism and worship of the usual French intellectuals always enlightening. The Wilder Catastrohe of Power: Readers more familiar with this story may benefit from the juxtaposition of Soviet and Western innovations and images and be provoked by the author’s thesis.

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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Reading this caatstrophe is like receiving a fascinating annotated scrapbook from your really smart friend in Moscow.

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Its pictorial narratives rescue historical data that with the end of the Cold War are threatened with oblivion and challenge common conceptions of what this century was all about. Request removal from index. Brakevanl – – Philosophy East and West 56 4: From toBuck-Morss was a visiting scholar there, at what was first called the Institute of Philosophy of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.

Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West (2000)

The East and the West: Ditchev – – Diogenes 49 One assumes she did this to spare herself the pain of admitting that old-fashioned narrative history has its uses. This entry has no external links. There is much to learn from this beautifully produced, elegant work, which is a combination of art history, philosophical speculation, political analysis, and cultural critique. The book is an experiment in visual culture, catstrophe images as philosophy, presenting, literally, a way of seeing the past.

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Chattopadhyaya – – Utopian Studies 10 1: Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Why, then, did the proposed remedy, socialism, fail? Februar – The larger social vision has given way to private dreams of material happiness and to political cynicism.

As for the competition between capitalism and socialism, in the Cold War “Good was defined as the other that is, as ajd the enemy rejectedentwining them in a dialectical death embrace that ensured neither side would escape the binaries of discursive frame that contained them both” pp.

The dream of the twentieth century was the construction of mass utopia. Contact Contact Us Help. An ambitious book with the courage to take on the images that complacent post-capitalism might prefer to forget, and the erudition to read them with rigor and wit. Science Logic and Mathematics. The first chapter, on the political history huck Communism, rehashes quite a bit of conventional history to put the main thesis in some kind of context, but this is distasteful to Buck-Morss because it suggests that, after all, “facts” exist.

They will be struck to learn how most of these artists suffered as Stalinist repression and growing cultural conservatism forced Soviet society to turn to the more practical goal of constructing a war economy based on heavy industry and pervasive consumer shortages. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

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Essays in East-West Philosophy. The Contemporaneity of Forgotten Jewish Thinkers. The scope of her research, often breathtaking, more than justifies a certain measure of methodological madness: Developing the notion of dreamworld as both a poetic description of a collective mental state and an analytical concept, Susan Buck-Morss attempts to come to terms with mass dreamworlds at the moment of their passing.

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For readers who do not appreciate postmodernist flourishes, the book can occasionally be hard going. History of Western Philosophy. Susan Buck-Morss – No keywords specified fix it. Journal of Cold War Studies.

The book is in four parts. Buck-Morss’s main point is the usual one about capitalism—that it is bad, vulgar, materialistic, deceitful, sexist, racist, destructive, and exploitative, and that it deserved to die. Socio-Political Philosophy of East and West. Buck-Morss’s previous book was cataatrophe daring attempt to reverse-engineer Walter Benjamins Paris Arcades Project out of the more than one thousand fragments left behind at his death.

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Sign in Create an account. Brodine – – Social Science Information 52 2: An “Afterward” places the book in the historical context of the author’s collaboration with a group of Moscow philosophers and artists over the past two tumultuous decades. Fox – – Philosophy East and West 41 3:

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