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Althusser and Pasolini

Philosophy, Marxism, and Film

  • Agon Hamza

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. On Althusser

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Agon Hamza
      Pages 13-24
    3. Agon Hamza
      Pages 25-28
    4. Agon Hamza
      Pages 29-37
    5. Agon Hamza
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      Pages 73-77
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      Pages 79-88
    12. Agon Hamza
      Pages 89-95
    13. Agon Hamza
      Pages 103-110
  3. The Gospel According to Althusser

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Agon Hamza
      Pages 113-114
    3. Agon Hamza
      Pages 115-118
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 191-202

About this book

Introduction

 Agon Hamza offers an in-depth analysis of the main thesis of Louis Althusser’s philosophical enterprise alongside a clear, engaging dissection of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s most important films. There is a philosophical, religious, and political relationship between Althusser’s philosophy and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s films.  Hamza teases out the points of contact, placing specific focus on critiques of ideology, religion, ideological state apparatuses, and the class struggle. The discussion, however, does not address Althusser and Pasolini alone. Hamza also draws on Spinoza, Hegel, Marx, and Žižek to complete his study. Pasolini’s films are a treasure-trove of Althusserian thought, and Hamza ably employs Althusserian terms in his reading of the films. Althusser and Pasolini provides a creative reconstruction of Althusserian philosophy, as well as a novel examination of Pasolini’s film from the perspective of the filmmaker’s own thought and Althusser’s theses.  

Keywords

Louis Althusser Pier Paolo Pasolini Marxism Christianity Ideology Film theory Communism French post-war philosophy Religion Interpellation

Authors and affiliations

  • Agon Hamza
    • 1
  1. 1.Slovenian Academy of Sciences and ArtsLjubljanaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56652-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-56651-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56652-2
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