The Private Sphere for Production and Mass Culture

thumbnail

Albert Walton, op. cit., p. 27.and those who model it at once determine the human material to accomplish it. The know-how developed by such a formation makes the personality a means for purposes that perpetuate the human existence understood in an instrumental mode and replaceable in the short term by another instrument of the same order. Moreover, in the context of vocational training, the emphasis is on the “personal” or psychological aspects, the more the individual is the object of an enlistment and the less space remains for his free and full development.
The “human” side of the employee and the concern for his disposition and habits play an important role in the total mobilization of the private sphere for production and mass culture. By giving the human object the feeling that it is realized by fulfilling functions that divide its individuality into a series of actions and required responses, psychology and individualisation combine to consolidate stereotyped predictability in it.
In this context, individuality is not only preserved, but it is also encouraged and rewarded. Nevertheless, such an individuality corresponds only to the specific mode according to which man interiorizes and fills, within a general scheme, certain tasks that are allocated to him. Specialization solidifies the predominant patterns of standardization. Almost all of them have become potential members of the crowd, and the masses are part of the everyday tools of the social process. As such, these can easily be manipulated because the thoughts, emotions and interests of its members have been assimilated to the patterns of the device. Certainly, its excesses are violent and terrifying, but they are easily redirected against weaker competitors and against the most obviously foreign individuals (Jews, foreigners and national minorities).
The mass does not claim a new order but a larger part of the one that prevails. By its action, it strives to rectify in an anarchic way the injustices of the competition. Its uniformity lies in the individual’s quest for his individual interest and in the equal expression of his struggle for conservation. The members of the mass are individuals. the emotions and interests of its members have been assimilated to the patterns of the apparatus. Certainly, its excesses are violent and terrifying, but they are easily redirected against weaker competitors and against the most obviously foreign individuals (Jews, foreigners and national minorities).
The mass does not claim a new order but a larger part of the one that prevails. By its action, it strives to rectify in an anarchic way the injustices of the competition. Its uniformity lies in the individual’s quest for his individual interest and in the equal expression of his struggle for conservation. The members of the mass are individuals. the emotions and interests of its members have been assimilated to the patterns of the apparatus. Certainly, its excesses are violent and terrifying, but they are easily redirected against weaker competitors and against the most obviously foreign individuals (Jews, foreigners and national minorities).
The mass does not claim a new order but a larger part of the one that prevails. By its action, it strives to rectify in an anarchic way the injustices of the competition. Its uniformity lies in the individual’s quest for his individual interest and in the equal expression of his struggle for conservation. The members of the mass are individuals. but they are easily redirected against weaker competitors and against the most obviously foreign individuals (Jews, foreigners and national minorities). The mass does not claim a new order but a larger part of the one that prevails. By its action, it strives to rectify in an anarchic way the injustices of the competition

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top