Download A political economy of the senses : neoliberalism, by Anita Chari PDF

April 11, 2017 | Cultural | By admin | 0 Comments

By Anita Chari

Anita Chari revives the concept that of reification from Marx and the Frankfurt tuition to highlight the resistance to neoliberal capitalism now forming on the point of political economic system and on the extra sensate, experiential point of subjective transformation. examining paintings through Oliver Ressler, Zanny Begg, Claire Fontaine, Jason Lazarus, and Mika Rottenberg, in addition to the politics of Occupy Wall road, Chari identifies practices wherein artists and activists have challenged neoliberalism's social and political logics, exposing its inherent tensions and contradictions.

Show description

Read Online or Download A political economy of the senses : neoliberalism, reification, critique PDF

Best cultural books

Creativity: When East Meets West

What really is creativity? And what contributes to its conceptualization and improvement? for many years, those and different questions have interested researchers, educators, mom and dad and laypeople alike, and both so within the East and West. This attention-grabbing choice of articles is an test at exploring and answering the above questions from either the japanese and Western views.

Hindu Places of Pilgrimage in India: A Study in Cultural Geography

Combining historic research along with his personal fieldwork, Dr. Bhardwaj not just validated the significance of the establishment of pilgrimage in Indian background and the patience of comparable distribution styles of sacred locations over lengthy classes, but additionally offered the normative heritage for modern practices.

The Imagining of Community in the Arts of Guatemala: Weaving, Folk Tales, Marimba Performance, Contemporary Painting

This booklet stories 3 forms of Guatemalan paintings that signify group. the actual options and constitution of every set of works undertaking an imagining of neighborhood that's detailed to these items. in spite of the fact that, learning the items jointly lays the foundation for re-imagining the relation of arts and society.

Extra resources for A political economy of the senses : neoliberalism, reification, critique

Example text

However, I would suggest that focusing on intellectual discourses of neoliberalism alone, as Foucault does, has limitations. While I take from Foucault the key observation that neoliberalism must be distinguished from classical liberalism in how it figures the relationship between economics and politics, the problem with Foucault’s discussion of the relationship of neoliberal ideas with the principle of laissez-faire is that the relationship between neoliberal theory and practice becomes unclear in his analysis.

In what follows I highlight, moreover, the problems that the neoliberal shift in the relationship between economics and politics generates for theory. As I’ve shown, neoliberal depoliticization functions by shifting the boundary between economics and politics, while obfuscating that shift. Yet I would argue that many influential strands of contemporary political theory are indebted to critical procedures that are insufficiently attentive to the shifting boundary 34 N EO LI B ER AL SY M P TO M S between economics and politics that generates neoliberal depoliticization.

Through the ascendance of “new public management” systems, a branch of neoliberal policy theory that seeks to remedy supposed inefficiencies in government institutions by modeling them along the pattern of corporations; 4. 46 In line with new public management ideology, governments have increasingly hired private-sector consultants and appointed senior managers from private firms. ”48 The key for the purposes of my argument is also to see that the triangulation between citizens, government, and corporations, the latter of which are increasingly embedded within government institutions themselves, create an opaque relationship between economics and politics, one that is as such less amenable to democratic contestation or perception.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 15 votes