Fight Club, or the Cultural Contradictions of Late Capitalism

  title={Fight Club, or the Cultural Contradictions of Late Capitalism},
  author={Omar Lizardo},
  journal={Journal for Cultural Research},
  pages={221 - 243}
  • Omar Lizardo
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal for Cultural Research
Most critical engagement with the film Fight Club tends to emphasize its relevance for the study of contemporary representations of gender and masculinity. These readings tend to primarily highlight the “reactionary” aspects of the film, which are seen as a response to structural sources of feminization experienced by men as they are embedded in the consumerist machine of the service‐oriented economy. In this paper I argue that these takes on Fight Club, while enlightening and indeed capturing… Expand
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