Posts by Jon Greenaway

CINE-WEEN: It Isn’t FOR Them

Running a google search for the two words ‘Halloween’ and ‘capitalism’ returns well over six million results. Especially in the United States where the commercialization of Halloween has reached its apotheosis, the conservative right love to trot out a tired clichéd argument about how this time of year is a great way of teaching your kids about the accumulation of commodities (candy bars and the surplus value of labour being apparently equivalent). However, all of this is nonsense and it is not because we should not be politicizing a fun holiday. Rather the capitalist ideology around Halloween has to resisted precisely
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