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Aestheticization of everyday life

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Frederic Jameson and Jean Baudrillard's notions of the "aestheticization of everyday life", the blurring of boundaries between the real and the imaginary, and the schizophrenic nature of the postmodern subject, along with Mike Featherstone's discussion of the figural aspects of postmodern experience, will be employed to make a case for Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski as an exemplary denizen of the postmodern zone. In particular, Featherstone's linking of the postmodern experience with the earlier tradition of carnival will be used to suggest that the Dude is a crucial site in the playing out of postmodern tensions between the Protestant and Enlightenment valourisation of rational distanciation and reflexivity, and the popular tradition of carnival and the grotesque.  --http://www.otago.ac.nz/DeepSouth/1000/filmlarsenone.html [Aug 2004]

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