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When Down Is Up: The Desublimating Impulse John Miller

When Down Is Up: The Desublimating Impulse

John Miller

Published May 1st 2001
ISBN : 9789057010521
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An interdisciplinary study of the sociological, political, and philosophical background to our contemporary culture from the late 1970s onwards.This collection of essays explores why the idea of counter-culture and the underground once so suggestiveMoreAn interdisciplinary study of the sociological, political, and philosophical background to our contemporary culture from the late 1970s onwards.This collection of essays explores why the idea of counter-culture and the underground once so suggestive of the Left has been appropriated by the reactionaries of the 1990s taking as examples:the recent ascendance of a radical right-wing culturelocal militiasracist religious sectsand argues this is a consequence of the embodiment of modernisms dissident tendency within a hostile social field. Miller concludes that many of the ideas of the cultural underground came off as hopelessly romantic, if not deluded or childish.