Zrod proletárskej kultúry v Košiciach
Ivana Komanická (Technical University of Košice)
Contradictions: A Journal for Critical Thought II, no. 1 (2018): 41–51
Keywords: Proletarian culture, Kassai Munkás, early Communism, Marxist aesthetics, György Lukács, János Mácza
This text looks at the early Communist intellectual movement in Slovakia (in an area that, for part of the time under discussion, was affi liated with the the Hungarian Soviet Republic) organized around the journal Kassai Munkás [The Košice Worker]. By placing this movement in the context of the development of Western Marxism and the incipient Marxist aesthetics of György Lukács, who was among those who published in the journal, the paper characterizes the movement’s contribution to discussions of the meaning of proletarian culture, which elaborated on the concept of social culture developed by Lukács in his radical period.
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