Against Postmodernism has 71 ratings and 11 reviews. Alex said: Callinicos’ argument is to reject postmodernism as a ‘retreat’ by the intellectuals of th. Criticisms of postmodernism, while intellectually diverse, share the opinion that it lacks . Alex Callinicos attacks notable postmodern thinkers such as Baudrillard and Lyotard, . Alex Callinicos, Against Postmodernism: A Marxist Critique Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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Why has the widespread belief emerged hat we live in a fundamentally new economic and cultural epoch? Not a quick read but great. In every area, however, postmodernism proves to be a dead end, leading to political inactivity and confused relativism. Description It has become againzt intellectual commonplace to claim that we have entered the era of ‘post-modernity’.

Wheen reserves his strongest critique for those who defend even the most appalling systemic mistreatment of women, even in countries where Western contact and influence is minimal.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Table of contents Reviews Features Introduction. Callinidos ‘textualism’ “there is no outside-text” as Derrida controversially puts it. The conditions for the incorporation of Modernism by capitalism since the Second World War was thus created. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

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The second aporia is ‘resistance’. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. They are better seen as variants of Modernism than a break with it. Sign in to use this feature. It is this practical work, I think, that makes him such a powerful critic of postmodernism.

But this involves a complete misunderstanding of Modernism as a historical phenomenon. The most serious attempts to make out the latter claim tend to focus on the internationalisation of capital.

Gavin rated it it was ok Apr 25, 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. Southgate – – Routledge. Callihicos this is analytically contradicted by Foucault’s borrowing from Nietzsche of the concept of stylisation, the self as a work of art that is ‘created’.

Central to Postmodernism then is the idea of a systematic, comprehensive and very recent change. The result was a tendency for artists, alienated from the rest of social life, to focus on art itself, for the process of artistic creation to become the object of art.

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Suppose you are an intellectual impostor with nothing to say, but with strong ambitions to succeed in academic life, collect a coterie of reverent disciples postmodernis, have students around the world anoint your pages with respectful yellow highlighter.

Trivia About Against Postmoder Resistance is located in ‘life itself’ – a life that is dislocated and disunified, in contrast to the unities of ‘body’ and ‘state’. Share your thoughts with other customers. Science Logic and Mathematics.


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Just as there is no distinctively Postmodern art, nor are we living in a new historical epoch. When the revolts of the late 60’s and the hopes of Stalinist “socialism” both collapsed, many radical academics retreated to their snail’s shell of empty theory.

Against Postmodernism takes issue with all these themes. However, I don’t agree at calliincos with his demonization of Nietzsche since it is based on a shallow and one-sided interpretation of Nietzsche and it heavily relies on what those “decadents” have said about him. 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 against any kind of explanation.

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