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Studs Terkel: Living in the Mural

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Berman, M. (2001). Studs Terkel: Living in the Mural. In Berman, M. Adventures in Marxism. Verso, pp. 65-78

(especially in Marxist theory) a way of thinking that prevents a person from perceiving the true nature of their social or economic situation (esp used to mislead members of the proletariat about their own exploitation)

76

On one level, they are drowning in what Georg Lukács called "false consciousness": they don't even know they're being exploited! On another level, they are the salt of the earth.

on workers

—p.76 by Marshall Berman
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6 years, 2 months ago

On one level, they are drowning in what Georg Lukács called "false consciousness": they don't even know they're being exploited! On another level, they are the salt of the earth.

on workers

—p.76 by Marshall Berman
notable
6 years, 2 months ago
77

[...] The idea implicit in Working, as a kind of subtext, is something like this: the workers know they are being screwed, but they do not revolt, because what they do instead is to use all their brains and all their sensitivity to give their work meaning, to drench it with beauty and excitement, to make it their own.

on Working by Studs Terkel

—p.77 by Marshall Berman 6 years, 2 months ago

[...] The idea implicit in Working, as a kind of subtext, is something like this: the workers know they are being screwed, but they do not revolt, because what they do instead is to use all their brains and all their sensitivity to give their work meaning, to drench it with beauty and excitement, to make it their own.

on Working by Studs Terkel

—p.77 by Marshall Berman 6 years, 2 months ago