The collapse of base into superstructure that Jameson posits in Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism seems to have broad and unsettling implications for the Marxist model itself. After all, if political-economy has aligned itself completely with cultural production, it must become increasingly difficult to argue the primacy of the former. It is surely by this line of reasoning that McLuhan can argue for a new technological primacy, and the post-structuralists can argue the same for language. Who is to say, in such a collapsed state, which is driving which?
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