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It is best read as a symptom of political frustration and social mobility rather than as a significant intellectual or cultural phenomenon in its own right. The third shift that is criticised is the so-called move from ‘Fordism’ to ‘post-Fordism’ with post-Fordism being rejected as an intelligible category as well as Lash and Urry’s exegesis of the move to a ‘disorganised’ capitalism structured around mobility and the disaggregation of national and ethnic orders.

It has become an intellectual commonplace to claim that we have entered the era of ‘postmodernity’. Aug 03, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: Novos artigos relacionados com a pesquisa deste autor.

It challenges the idealist irrationalism of post-structuralism. This is contga accurately by Alain Badiou as “contemporary sophistry”, or an enemy of thought. The modes of resistance advocated here fall incredibly short.

Callinicos’ objective is to back this up with evidence. Refresh and try again. Marxism and the East European revolutions A Callinicos.

The new Mandarins of American power: Universities in aalex neoliberal world A Callinicos Bookmarks Publications Open Preview See a Problem? Chapter 1 discusses the various ‘terms’ that label the myriad ‘shifts’ we have apparently experienced from modernity to post-modernity – post-capitalism, post-bourgeois, post-collectivist, post-historical, post-traditional, post-industrial, post-liberal or indeed ‘neo-liberal’ etc Jul 17, Michel rated it it was ok.


Drawing on philosophy and history, “Against Postmodernism” takes issue also with a,ex of the most forthright critics of postmodernism — Jurgen Habermas and Fredric Jameson, for example. Callinicos elsewhere has argued that postmodern theories served as a vehicle for the Left intelligentsia to air out their political disillusionment and newfound love for a particular kind of consumption practice Callinicos calls it an “overconsumptionist dynamic”, see p.

Knowledge cannot be separated from its social context. As Callinicos argues, postmodernists argue BOTH that postmodernity is a separate stage of history, and it isn’t; postmodern art is a continuation of modern art, but it also isn’t; postmodernism is anti-revolutionary, but holds Walter Benjamin and other revolutionary thinkers up as precursors.

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This linguistic isolation from reality poses problems for Derrida later on. The twin crises of the liberal world A Callinicos Polity A Marxist critique A Ppstmodernismo.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Poststructuralism is either ‘textualist’ Derrida, de Man and so on or ‘worldly’ Foucault, Edward Said At first it seemed Callinicos was going to discuss postmodern art, but the most of the book focused conhra philosophy and politics. This had a dramatic effect on cultural studies in particular where everything became a text to be interpreted but nothing could actually be judged according to objective standards.


Against Postmodernism

And of course, postmodern social theory from Lyotard disparaged so-called ‘metanarratives’ and insisted on the fragile, fragmented, fluctuating, mobile, and chaotic nature of the social postmoernismo against any kind of explanation. Ravi rated it really liked it Oct 09, One of the main problems of poststructuralist theory is that their implicit distance from Marx’s texts, however this is only implicit and requires further research and cojtra, something Callinicos doesn’t undertake but instead accept their so called non-Marxist stance from the get-go.

Does capitalism need the state system? However, I don’t agree at all with his demonization of Nietzsche since it is based on a shallow and one-sided interpretation of Nietzsche and it heavily relies on what those “decadents” have said about him.

Sjandra Zahid rated it liked it Jan 12, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The revenge of history: Lists with This Book. Hence presence is always invoked but not achieved, always transcendent but disrupted from appearing.