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Claudia Leeb
Washington State University
SociologySocial scienceCapitalismPolitical philosophyPolitics
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#1Claudia Leeb (WSU: Washington State University)H-Index: 2
#2David W. McIvor (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 4
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#1Claudia Leeb (WSU: Washington State University)H-Index: 2
The core aim of this essay is to arrive at an understanding of the growing appeal of the “Alt-Right” (Alternative Right), a white-supremacist and anti-feminist movement, for young, mostly male, millennials in the United States. It draws on Theodor W. Adorno’s critical theorizing of laughter fabricated by the culture industry to outline the ways in which the Alt-Right uses laughter in its culture industry on the internet to recruit new members to its extremist ideas. It also explains the ways in ...
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#2Robert NicholsH-Index: 5
Last. Amy AllenH-Index: 16
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In this article, I bring Marx and Adorno into conversation with affect theory to establish three points: First, an affective reading of the concepts of alienation and exploitation via Marx’s metaphor of the “vampire capital” explains the ways in which capitalism depletes raced, gendered, and sexed working class of their bodily and mental powers. Second, discussing these thinkers’ ideas in the context of the larger mind and body opposition revives attention to the body in contemporary political t...
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#2Robert NicholsH-Index: 5
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