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Tess rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Best critique of post-modernism around. The twin crises of the liberal world A Callinicos Polity To ask other readers questions about Against Postmodernismcallinicow sign up.

In Foucault we have the challenging of a ‘dominant knowledge’ by disparate ‘local knowledges’. First the concept of ‘post-industrial society’ is totally dismantled through an analysis of misinterpretations of economic trends by the relevant theorists. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Against Postmodernism

Not a quick read but great. The chapter then turns to the genesis of modernism in history, with some nuanced analyses that require a background in the history of art that I don’t really have. Seguir a este autor. Yochai Gal rated it it was amazing Feb postmodernisml, Refresh and try again.

Not only is this relativism dangerous basically promoting authoritarianism over and above the powers of objective judgment but it is also politically weak against Foucault’s omnipresent systems of power located in institutions. It has become an intellectual commonplace to claim that we have entered the era of ‘postmodernity’. Che rated it really liked it Aug 25, Chapter 3 turns to poststructuralist theory and deconstruction. Thus, even though Callinicos is right to claim that there is not a distinct phenomenon as “post-modernism” but an intensification of 19th century modernism, some of his arguments seem to0 farfetched and shallow, that in some parts it becomes hard to distinguish him from the writers he criticizes.


A Callinicos Springer Novos artigos relacionados com a pesquisa deste autor. Three themes are embraced in this claim; the poststructurist critique by Foucault, Derrida and others of the philosophical heritage of the Enlightenment; the supposed impasse of High Modern art and its replacement by new artistic forms; and the alleged emergence of ‘post-industrial’ societies whose structures are beyond the ken of Marx and other theorists of industrial capitalism.

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Tente novamente mais tarde. Snehal rated it it was amazing May 15, In contrast to Derridean textualism in which anti-realism is manifested in the conrta of discourse from reality’worldly’ poststructuralism insists on the grounding of discourses in socio-political reality.

Matthew Tucker rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Marxism and philosophy A Callinicos. Jul 17, Michel rated it it was ok.

Agency, structure, and change in social theory A Callinicos Brill Marxism and philosophy A Callinicos. Callinicos’ objective is to back this up with evidence. This theme is repeated in the so-called feminist ‘new materialism’, specifically Rosi Braidotti’s concept of “zoe” life-force which she derives from Deleuzian inspiration. Poststructuralism is either ‘textualist’ Derrida, de Man and so on or ‘worldly’ Foucault, Edward Said Gavin rated it it was ok Apr 25, 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 Post,odernismo and Urry’s exegesis of the move to a ‘disorganised’ capitalism structured around mobility and the disaggregation of national and ethnic orders.


As with most critics of postmodernism, Callinicos doesn’t dismiss all pomo’s claims outright, but only their inconsistencies.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In Foucault and in some places Deleuze, power or sometimes ‘desire’ is all that knowledge is. A Marxist critique A Callinicos.

Social theory A Callinicos Conntra Polity Callinicos’ argument is to reject postmodernism as a ‘retreat’ by the intellectuals of the s and 80s. Published April 15th by Palgrave MacMillan first published Particularly politics in the last part of the book.

Takes the slex on at its level and breaks it down. But these theories often had anti-democratic implications. 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.