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Anti-Capital in the XXIst Century (on the metacrisis of capitalism and the prospects for radical politics)

Azmanova, Albena (2020) Anti-Capital in the XXIst Century (on the metacrisis of capitalism and the prospects for radical politics). Philosophy and Social Criticism, 46 (5). pp. 601-612. ISSN 0191-4537. E-ISSN 1461-734X. (doi:10.1177/0191453720905862) (KAR id:79179)

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Using the temperate nature of recent social protest as its entry point, this analysis investigates the current state of liberal democracies as one in which the purported crisis of capitalism has entered a crisis of its own – a social condition of metacrisis, marked by the absence of utopian energies and prospects for a revolution, even as society experiences itself in perpetual crisis. This inquiry then discerns the potential for radical change in terms of subverting capitalism (rather than overthrowing or resisting it) through practices that counteract the very constitutive dynamic of capitalism – the production of profit.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0191453720905862
Uncontrolled keywords: capitalism, crisis, social change, democracy, critical theory, Frankfurt School, subversion, revolution, utopia
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions and public administration
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Albena Azmanova
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2020 23:09 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 10:22 UTC
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