Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Manufacturing Consent: digging beneath the surface appearance
This is a clever and creative way of explaining how our world works: film images carefully edited to go with a commentary on capitalist economics, commodities and the experience of alienation. There are 2 parts, each just 10 minutes long, packing in the really core concepts of a Marxist critique of capitalism.
The inspiration is Michael Burawoy's 'Manufacturing Consent', not to be confused with the better-known Chomsky/Herman book of the same name. You can find Part 2 of the video, full transcripts of both videos, and suggestions for further reading HERE.