Libros antiguos (hasta ), raros y curiosos – Literatura – Ensayo: Contra el posmodernismo, alex callinicos. Compra, venta y subastas de Ensayo en. Against Postmodernism has 71 ratings and 11 reviews. Alex said: Callinicos’ argument is to reject postmodernism as a ‘retreat’ by the intellectuals of th.

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This implies a principle of individuation which is denied in poststructuralism. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Against Postmodernism

The first is its treatment of rationality, to be found in its philosophy of language. Following that is a discussion of avant-garde and its exhaustion, which Callinicos argues “dramatized the more general exhaustion of Modernism”. 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. Preview — Against Postmodernism by Alex Callinicos.

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 reality posmodernismi any kind of explanation.

But it is most distinctive in that it offers a historical reading of the theories of such currently fashionable thinkers as Baudrillard and Lyotard.

Foucault argues ‘the individual’ is produced by power.

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Yochai Gal rated it it was amazing Feb 12, And it denies that recent socio-economic developments represent any fundamental shift from classical patterns of capital accumulation. Cambridge Review of International Affairs 20 4, Callinicos’ argument is to reject postmodernism as a ‘retreat’ by the intellectuals of the s and 80s.

We see in Powmodernismo that ‘the subject’ is written by the text or comes to life through discourse. The new Mandarins of American power: How can the self be coherently organised if it is just made up of disparate discourse? Please enter your name. Sep 15, Phillip rated it did not like it. Paperbackpages. The rise of the ‘new middle class’ and the disparate interests callinics its members is analysed.


The twin crises of the liberal world A Callinicos Polity Inna rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Social theory A Callinicos Cambridge Polity 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 cal,inicos his arguments seem to0 farfetched and shallow, that in some parts caplinicos becomes hard to distinguish him from the writers he criticizes.

There are three logical aporias Callinicos identifies in poststructuralism. Universities in a neoliberal world A Callinicos Bookmarks Publications Secondly, Fredric Jameson’s identification of a new period of ‘multinational capitalism’ csllinicos concordant with the rise of postmodern art is criticised.

You don’t need to be a Marxist to agree with his critique of po’mo’ism.

Alx that, post-structuralists, with a Nietzschean ontology, deny the problematic dichotomy of “appearance-truth” since it’s an obsolete discussion, giving way to countless fractions within structuralists themselves, inhibiting any possibility of a collective action.

In the ‘worldly’ poststructuralism it is history and societal understanding that is deconstructed or denaturalised through genealogy. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. May 25, Nicole rated it it was ok.

In Foucault and in some places Deleuze, power or sometimes ‘desire’ is all that knowledge is. To ask other readers questions about Against Postmodernismplease sign up. The problem is that one category is reduced posmodernidmo another. I found this book in the street a few years ago!


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 ep 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.

Tess rated it it was amazing Jul 22, In Deleuze, the concept of power becomes mystified in his vitalist philosophy outlined in A Thousand Plateaus. A Callinicos Springer Danny Wardle rated it really liked it Jan 01, Please enter recipient e-mail address es.

Against Postmodernism by Alex Callinicos

Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Jun 10, sologdin rated it posmoedrnismo was ok Shelves: Cancel Forgot your password? Shaun rated it liked it Aug 18, As with most critics of postmodernism, Callinicos doesn’t dismiss all pomo’s claims outright, but only their inconsistencies.

Not only is calpinicos 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. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? The resources of critique A Callinicos Polity The resources of critique A Callinicos Polity In contrast to Derridean textualism in which anti-realism is manifested in the separation of discourse from reality’worldly’ poststructuralism insists on the grounding of discourses in socio-political reality.