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Ivan Polygon
15-08-2005, 05:03 PM
How relevant do you think cultural materialism is at the moment? Do you think there have been really important innovations on Sinfield & Dollimore's work since their work in the 80s? I hope I can clarify this and other questions that may come up with you.

16-08-2005, 08:42 AM
dunno who Sinfield & Dollimore are, but i like raymond williams.

Ivan Polygon
16-08-2005, 06:05 PM
They moulded cultural materialism out of Raymond Williams' work, putting an extra emphasis on dissident readings of Renaissance texts, and on how canonical texts are appropriated nowadays as a tool to validate concepts such as the English tradition or post-colonial nostalgia within hegemonic powers.
I am wondering whether you can apply this approach to more recent periods of time. I mean, can we study the relationship between popular music in the 70s and the current political scenario?

17-08-2005, 08:57 AM
robin carmody kind of does this. but it would involve proper analysis of the entertainment industry (including, obviously, independent labels and the gig circuit) as an industry, which no-one seems very interested in.