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From Althusser and Lukács to Habermas

Mark P. Leone

in The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780520244504
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520244504.003.0006
From Althusser and Lukács to Habermas

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This chapter studies the author's efforts to connect the past with the present using archaeology. It first studies the Marxist thoughts of Georg Lukács and Louis Althusser, explaining how the author was able to combine their ideas, then showing how the author created more awareness toward ideology. The chapter also takes a look at the ceramics and toothbrush exhibits, as well as Archaeological Annapolis, and ends with a discussion of Jürgen Habermas's notion of the “lifeworld.”

Keywords: awareness; Marxist thoughts; ideology; exhibits; Archaeological Annapolis; lifeworld; Georg Lukács; Louis Althusser; Jürgen Habermas

Chapter.  5408 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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