The trope as trap: Ideology revisited

Title:
The trope as trap: Ideology revisited
Authors:
Faber, Sebastiaan
Abstract:
This article revisits the theory of ideology, from Marx through Lukacs and Ricoeur to Zizek, and proposes to conceive of ideology, at least in some instances, as a 'trope gone wrong'. Starting from five basic questions - what causes ideology, where and how does it come about, what is its function and to what extent is it surmountable? - this essay underscores the problematic status of ideology as a theoretical concept. While the article argues that ideology remains a useful notion, it also concludes that there is no theoretical discourse that can make more than a temporary claim to non-ideological status.
Citation:
Faber, Sebastiaan. "The trope as trap: ideology revisited." Culture, Theory & Critique 45.2 (2004): 133-159.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
DATE ISSUED:
2004
Department:
Hispanic Studies
Type:
article
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dc.contributor.authorFaber, Sebastiaanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:19:46Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:19:46Z-
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.identifier.citationFaber, Sebastiaan. "The trope as trap: ideology revisited." Culture, Theory & Critique 45.2 (2004): 133-159.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1473-5784en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309862-
dc.description.abstractThis article revisits the theory of ideology, from Marx through Lukacs and Ricoeur to Zizek, and proposes to conceive of ideology, at least in some instances, as a 'trope gone wrong'. Starting from five basic questions - what causes ideology, where and how does it come about, what is its function and to what extent is it surmountable? - this essay underscores the problematic status of ideology as a theoretical concept. While the article argues that ideology remains a useful notion, it also concludes that there is no theoretical discourse that can make more than a temporary claim to non-ideological status.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=15218998&site=ehost-live&scope=siteen_GB
dc.subject.departmentHispanic Studiesen_US
dc.titleThe trope as trap: Ideology revisiteden_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalCulture, Theory & Critiqueen_US
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