On brutal culture

Umney, Darren; Nelms, Taylor C.; O'Brien, Dave; Muniesa, Fabian; Moor, Liz; McFall, Liz; Cooper, Melinda and Campbell, Peter (2017). On brutal culture. Journal of Cultural Economy, 10(6) pp. 556–568.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17530350.2017.1387804


If it is true that culture has succumbed to the ‘derivative logic’ of contemporary economies of circulation, deprived of essential attributes and working to scramble and undermine the very premise of culture as essence, the word nevertheless continues to be used to explain things that are politically difficult, intractable, and yes, undeniably brutal.

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