left conservatism

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Sun Jun 21 08:45:35 PDT 1998

Jim heartfield wrote:

>Racial and sexual oppression are indeed premissed upon relations of
>production. However, identity politics does not find its foundation upon
>those divisions, but on the consumption of the surplus. I don't see the
>Women's studies courses related in any way but the most tangential to
>the oppression of women. On the contrary, their preoccupation with the
>symbols of oppression arises from their concern with the cultural life
>of unproductive consumption, as opposed to the world of production.

Any evidence for this? Or is this something it just feels good to assert?


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