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capitalism doesn’t keep its promises….

11.12.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

… but the way it doesn’t keep them is setting social movements on track to explore new ways of integrating the aims of Old Marxism and Neomarxism, says Charlie Masquelier in his article just out in EJST

Far from marking the extinction of grounds upon which the artistic critique can draw its strength and legitimacy, the new ‘spirit’ of capitalism continues to cultivate problems already visible under bureaucratic capitalism, while creating new opportunities for the revival of a social critique primarily concerned with bread-and-butter issues. The various concerns comprised in contemporary social movements indicate that the introduction of post-Fordist methods of production combined with the liberalization and financialization Far from marking the extinction of grounds upon which the artistic critique can draw its strength and legitimacy, the new ‘spirit’ of capitalism continues to cultivate problems already visible under bureaucratic capitalism, while creating new opportunities for the revival of a social critique primarily concerned with bread-and-butter issues. The various concerns comprised in contemporary social movements indicate that the introduction of post-Fordist methods of production combined with the liberalization and financialization

 

Masquelier, Charles (2013): ‘Critical Theory and Contemporary Social Movements: Conceptualizing Resistance in the Neoliberal Age’, in: European Journal of Social Theory, Vol.16, No.4, pp.395-412

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