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  Abstract 0311
  Jarvis, Stephen (1996), "White Album Mythology." In: Angelaki, 1996, 2, 2, 141-155.
  A review essay on books by Jacques Derrida, in which Derrida's method of deconstruction is defended against criticisms typical of the new conservatism illustrated by the work of Ian MacDonald (1994). In MacDonald's account of the Beatles phenomenon and 1960s consumerism lies an attack on deconstruction as linked to the amoral, individualistic materialism that pervades mainstream culture and, thus, is antithetical to a truly progressive politics. MacDonald's criticisms closely resemble charges made by many conservative critics. It is shown that Derrida's comments on the Beatles avoids the kind of "end-of-history" narrative preferred by MacDonald and other critics.
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