Friday 9 May 2008

The Slimes Of India in sociological perspective:

Under contemporary economic conditions, it is often futile to look for "corruption", because people are compelled to behave voluntarily in ways one expected them to behave in only when they were paid for it. The journalists who take part in the promotion of a Hollywood "oomph-girl" need not be bribed at all by the motion picture industry. The publicity given to the girl by the industry itself is in complete accord with the ideology pervading the journalism which takes it up. And this ideology has become the audience's. The match appears to have been made in heaven.

- Theodor Adorno, On Popular Music

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