Saturday, 9 May 2009

From Adorno and Marcuse

"The prognoses of class-theory such as immiseration and economic crisis have not been so drastically realized, as one must understand them if they are not to be completely robbed of their content; one can speak of relative immiseration only in a comic sense" (TA).

"Assimilation in needs and aspirations, in the standard of living, in leisure activities in politics derives from an integration in the plant itself, in the material process of production. it is certainly questionable whether one can speak of 'voluntary integration' (Serge Mallet) in any other than an ironical sense" (HM).

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