A Political Economy of the Senses

Neoliberalism, Reification, Critique

Serie: New Directions in Critical Theory 2

Anita Chari revives the concept of reification from Marx and the Frankfurt School to spotlight the resistance to neoliberal capitalism now forming at the level of political economy and at the more sensate, experiential level of subjective transformation. Les mer
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Anita Chari revives the concept of reification from Marx and the Frankfurt School to spotlight the resistance to neoliberal capitalism now forming at the level of political economy and at the more sensate, experiential level of subjective transformation. She identifies practices through which artists and activists have challenged neoliberalism's social and political logics, exposing its inherent tensions and contradictions.

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Acknowledgments Introduction: Toward the Materialization of Critique Part I. Neoliberal Symptoms 1. Neoliberal Symptoms: The Impasse Between Economics and Politics in Contemporary Political Theory 2. Neoliberalism and Normative Ambivalence: Third-Generation Critical Theory and the Fetish of Intersubjectivity Part II. The Critique of Reification 3. Alienation and Depoliticization: Rejoining Radical Democracy with the Critique of Capitalism 4. Lukacs's Turn to a Political Economy of the Senses 5. The Reversibility of Reification: Adorno from the Aesthetic to the Social Part III. A Political Economy of the Senses 6. Defetishizing Fetishes: Art and the Critique of Capital in Neoliberal Society 7. Occupy Wall Street: Challenging Neoliberal Reification Notes Bibliography Index

Om forfatteren

Anita Chari is assistant professor of political science at the University of Oregon. In addition to her work as a critical theorist, she is a creative writer, composer, and musician.