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Beckett, Bourdieu and the Resistance to Consumption

Beckett, Bourdieu and the Resistance to Consumption <jats:p> In bringing the work of Pierre Bordieu to bear on the body of Samuel Beckett's plays and novels, Liz Barry (University of Warwick)sheds light on aspects of Beckett's oeuvre hitherto unnoticed by commentators. Focussing on the physical habits and material forces, Barry draws attention to the ‘mechanisms of discipline’ in operation in capitalist society and to the robust challenge made by Beckett's characters to those mechanisms, largely through their very physicality. </jats:p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Modernist Cultures Edinburgh University Press

Beckett, Bourdieu and the Resistance to Consumption

Modernist Cultures , Volume 2 (1): 31 – May 1, 2006

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Edinburgh University Press, 2010
ISSN
2041-1022
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1753-8629
DOI
10.3366/E2041102209000161
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Abstract

<jats:p> In bringing the work of Pierre Bordieu to bear on the body of Samuel Beckett's plays and novels, Liz Barry (University of Warwick)sheds light on aspects of Beckett's oeuvre hitherto unnoticed by commentators. Focussing on the physical habits and material forces, Barry draws attention to the ‘mechanisms of discipline’ in operation in capitalist society and to the robust challenge made by Beckett's characters to those mechanisms, largely through their very physicality. </jats:p>

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Modernist CulturesEdinburgh University Press

Published: May 1, 2006

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