What’s missing from Davis’ book is analysis about the fact that the pedagogy behind art history is in fact the highest form of aristocratic cultural differentiation. After that education, there is an entire level run on free intern labor— bourgeois slavery—that only deepens the class distinctions inherent in its study. Such an anomaly almost disqualifies it as a capitalist enterprise. The book is also not Marxist criticism, per se. It is a Marxist writing criticism. Rachel Wetzler has some worthy critiques. Though, I sincerely thank God for Davis, as he has at least helped to set us a task.

 

 

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