Manipulating Needs

Manipulating Needs : Capitalism and Culture

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The author of this book postulates that, although ideology does have its place, socialism in the advanced capitalist societies is dependent on the development of a culture of opposition that provides resources for meeting identity needs. By drawing on the works of Marcuse, Seve, Gorz and Habermas, Lebziak offers an accessible and powerful rendition of the "manipulation of needs" thesis - the major rival to the dominant ideological thesis. The book stands opposed to the dominant ideology thesis, both as an explanation of the reproduction of structures of domination and in its implications for the conduct of oppositional politics.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 14mm | 140g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745308546
  • 9780745308548

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The dominant ideology thesis and its critique; the manipulation of needs thesis; consequences of the manipulation of needs thesis; toward a culture of opposition.
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