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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Louis Pierre Althusser (1918-1990), Marxist philosopher.

Etymologies

Althusser +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He had to know, after reading my paper on Althusserian ideological apparatuses in Beowulf, that I had no idea what I was doing.

    Priorities

  • Perhaps my invocation of imagination within the realm of institution-building might seem to bring us into contact with the Althusserian account of

    Romantic Fear

  • At the heart of what I will call the “Althusserian model”, is the old Aristotlean conception of individuation based on the distinction between form and matter.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Increasingly I am coming to feel that Continental social and political theory– especially in its French inflection coming out of the Althusserian, Foucaultian, Lacanian, and structuralist schools –woefully simplifies the social and therefore is led to ask the wrong sorts of questions where questions of political change is concerned.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • It is disappointing that many of the theorists working in the post-Althusserian tradition of structuralist Marxism and ultimately in the Gramscian tradition of Marxist thought where everything eventually came to be reduced to the cultural or semiotic register look down on this sort of hard empirical and historical work practiced by people like David Harvey or Naomi Klein.

    Heehs as Žižek

  • I'd like to argue that the Bond universe is premised on a certain obsessive-compulsive logic, but a logic that can more profitably be understood as Althusserian and ideological rather than as simply Freudian and psychological, a logic that is less about regression to infantile sexuality than about the hopes and anxieties spawned by postwar culture. —

    Bottoms Up

  • Seasons four and five of the show dance to the same score, the story of how the situation of late capitalism reproduces itself along explicitly Althusserian ideological status apparatuses like the school, the mayoral bureaucracy, mass media.

    The Dickensian Aspect: Thoughts on the Wire « Gerry Canavan

  • Mr. Holdengräber then asked Ms. Kipnis if Against Love — which advances the quasi-Marxisant (Althusserian, to be precise) notion that modern monogamy, requiring endless work and the intervention of outside experts, is a form of voluntary collective imprisonment — was a pro-adultery polemic.

    Kipnis and Perel: A Literary Submission

  • Mr. Holdengräber then asked Ms. Kipnis if Against Love — which advances the quasi - Marxisant (Althusserian, to be precise) notion that modern monogamy, requiring endless work and the intervention of outside experts, is a form of voluntary collective imprisonment — was a pro-adultery polemic.

    Kipnis and Perel: A Literary Submission

  • And here is an example of one of her analyses: "The move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from the form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects ..."

    Steven Pinker chalks it up to the blank slate

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