Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
C Wright Mills - ‘The Sociological Imagination’ (1959)
The power of the culture industry’s ideology is such that conformity has replaced consciousness
Theodor Adorno - (1963)
1. The system reproduces its existence because it goes unrecognized.
2. The system brings about, through the reproduction of its existence, an effect of misrecognition.
Ranciere, Jacques, The Ignorant Schoolmaster, 1991, ‘Introduction’ p.xi-ii (via fuckyeahdialectics)