Campus Units

Sociology, World Languages and Cultures

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

Capitalism’s Future: Alienation, Emancipation and Critique

First Page

136

Last Page

153

Abstract

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Edited by Daniel Krier, Iowa State University and Mark P. Worrell, SUNY Cortland

Capitalisms’ Future: Alienation, Emancipation and Critique frames 21st century economic and social possibilities in a dialogue between two forms of critical social theory: Marx’s critique of political economy that analyzes capitalism and the critique of political psychology that analyzes authoritarianism. Contributions from social theorists in sociology, philosophy, and cultural studies are brought together to dissect and critique capitalist crises, left-liberalism, left-Thatcherism, resistance to risk-pooling, idealist philosophy, undemocratic social character, status wages and authoritarian spectacles. Throughout, Marx’s centrality to critical social theory is confirmed, both alone and in in powerful combination with Adorno, Durkheim, Dubois, Lacan, Veblen, Weber and others. This book outlines conjoined critiques of commodity-fetishism and authority fetishism as the emancipatory agenda of 21st century critical theory.

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This is a manuscript of a chapter from Capitalism's Future: Alienation, Emancipation and Critique (2016): 136-153.

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Brill

Language

en

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