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Book review: theory of the gimmick: aesthetic judgment and capitalist form by Sianne Ngai

Lewandowski, Helen (2020) Book review: theory of the gimmick: aesthetic judgment and capitalist form by Sianne Ngai. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (20 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form, Sianne Ngai explores a pervasive and relatable aspect of everyday life under late capitalism: the ubiquity of the gimmick as a form that both seduces and repels. Tracing the gimmick through close readings of theory and case studies drawn from literature, art and film, this book is an incredible resource for understanding the relationship between aesthetics and labour in capitalist society, writes Helen Lewandowski.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 13:24
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106940

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