File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0106, message 55

Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 21:42:31 -0500
Subject: Re: Post-modern, Post-Marxist etc. comments on philosophy and culture

steve.devos wrote:
> All
> I may reply to this more completely but not yet, however the following
> statement needs correcting...
> "I have heard of children traumatized about attending school because their
> clothing lacked the proper labels."
> The above statement has always beeen true - the working class kid attending
> a middle or upwards school would always be attacked because of the incorrect
> clothing, labels, shoes or accent. In essence they had the wrong
> imaginary... The requirement is always to belong to the majority the wrong
> piece of clothing will mark you as the minority...

Yes, I agree with you. Such oppression has always existed. The only
difference is that today oppression wears a brand name. That is our


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