Towards Radical Analysis

Catherine Belsey
Critical Practice

social formation vs society — as terms page 5

Ideology, in Althusser’s use of the term, works in conjunction with political practice and economic practice to constitute the social formation, a formulation which promotes a more complex and radical analysis of social relations that the familiar term ‘society’, which often evokes either a single homogenous mass, or alternatively a loosely connected group of autonomous individuals, and thus offers no challenge to the assumptions of common sense.

And so for day 3063

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