These books explore Marxist approaches to culture, from the mass media to the avant-garde. Culture is the contested terrain on which we imagine different ways of being and work out why we remain tied, by habits and perspectives, values and emotions, to the horizon of capital. This series develops our understanding of the current political landscape through the prism of culture, and provides respite from it. The series editors are: Esther Leslie, a Professor in Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck College, University of London // Mike Wayne, Professor of Film and Television Studies at Brunel University.
Escaping the formalist straitjacket of typical Marxist critique.