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Master of Arts (MA)
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This thesis seeks to situate The Masses magazine (1911-1917) within a specific discursive tradition of revolution, revealing a narrative pattern that is linked with discourse that began to emerge during and after the French Revolution. As the term “socialism” begins to resonate again within popular American political discourse (and as a potentially viable course of action rather than a curse for damnable offense), it is worthwhile to trace its significance within American history to better understand its aesthetic dimensions, its radical difference, and its way of devising problems and answers. In short, this thesis poses the question: what ideological structures does The Masses present as an alternative to its constructed Other, capitalism?
Walkiewicz, Stephen K., "The Narrative of Revolution: Socialism and The Masses 1911-1917" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.
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