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"Fragments on Machinic Intellectuals"

by Bratich, Jack (2007)

Abstract

There is a common complaint leveled at intellectuals today, lobbed from both Left and Right, which says intellectuals are holed up in the ivory tower. They are accused of being either elitist or reformist liberals, out-of-touch Marxists, or armchair activists. In each case, intellectuals are assumed to be isolated from everyday life. Over recent decades, this charge has been thrown by the Left against that all-purpose brand: theory. Charges of obscurantism, jargonism, and armchair strategizing were leveled at" posties"(postmodernists …

Keywords

Machines, Marx, Marx Machine, Technology, Intellectual Labour, Intellectual Elitism, Academy, University, Education, Communication

Themes

On Marx on Machines

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