Friday, January 04, 2008

Marx in the morning

A Marxian quote for you:

"The worker only feels himself outside his work, and in his work feels outside himself. He feels at home when he is not working, and when he is working he does not feel at home."

Karl Marx, Collected Works, Vol. 3, p. 274, quoted in the journal of International Socialism in an article entitled "Reality TV: The Big Brother Phenomenon."

The article itself is very worthwhile. It's basically a Marxian analysis of reality TV with a strong focus on the show Big Brother. I came across it while doing research for an article I'm working on about reality TV via Google scholar.

The link takes you directly to the quote. Computer magic (I definitely didn't do that).

Feel free to agree or disagree with Marx in the comments.

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