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(common Althusserian term) the process by which ideology, embodied in major social and political institutions (ideological & repressive state apparatuses), constitutes the very nature of individual subjects' identities through the process of "hailing" them in social interactions

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the working-class subject was interpellated by New Labour as a being capable of radical, indeed practically infinite, self-transformation

—p.593 Anti-Therapy (589) by Mark Fisher
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9 months ago


All totalizing systems that interpellate individual subjects to coincide strictly with their chosen role as social beings always "expulse" a certain residue

—p.58 Subscribing to the Imaginary Party: Notes on a Politics of Neo-Communism (50) by Andy Merrifield
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3 months, 2 weeks ago


A person described as "mad" is constructed through interpellation by psychiatric discourse and clinical practice.

—p.82 Social Domination (63) by Graeme Kirkpatrick
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1 year, 10 months ago


As the French Marxist Louis Althusser pointed out in his essay on the ideological state apparatuses, this is what makes the ‘interpellation’ process (his name for a particular kind of capitalist indoctrination) so effective

—p.132 The Theatre of Loss … Work (130) by Peter Fleming
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1 year, 10 months ago


We can perhaps say that gaming interpellates [...] if gaming interpellates fragmented subjects, giving them a sense of purpose, then it does so in the service of dominant ideologies.

—p.34 Level 1 (27) by Alfie Bown
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1 year, 8 months ago