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Unformatted text preview: VI. 1 April Andreas Huyssen What does it mean for woman to be mass cultures other? -Mass culture/woman art/man -Women identified with masses... both are political threat How did Nietzsche describe this threat of public culture? -He used aesthetic terms important passage: 51/ herd, female, Wagnerian -Women were associated with popular and mass culture, with everyday life Huyssen sees the othering of mass culture as an important part of modernist project. Modernism needed to fortify its boundaries. Where does Huyssen say that? Important passage: -54/ art must maintain adversarial stance -Modern art makes absolutist claims, Huyssen calls it a one-party state--hes referring to the condemnation of kitsch -So, mass culture (and woman) are the other to the modernist project. important passage: 58/ both modernist art and mass culture bear the scars of capitalism, both contain elements of change. Both are torn halves a freedom to which, however, they do not add up. halves a freedom to which, however, they do not add up....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ARCH 4.500 taught by Professor Lawrencesass during the Fall '08 term at MIT.
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