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Postcapitalism: The Return of Radical Critique

Azmanova, Albena (2021) Postcapitalism: The Return of Radical Critique. In: Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory, ed. by Gerard Delanty and Stephen P. Turner. Routledge, UK, pp. 522-530. (doi:10.4324/9781003111399) (KAR id:92068)

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In the early twenty-first century, the dominance of “identity politics” has been eclipsed by the intellectual critique and social criticism of capitalism, which has generated blueprints for alternative futures. Rather than an inventory of post-capitalist imaginaries, this chapter reviews recent analyses of capitalism in order to assess their valence as radical critique able to chart a path beyond capitalism. The inquiry applies a matrix of emancipatory social critique that runs along three dimensions of domination: (1) relational domination, rooted in power asymmetries, (2) structural domination, rooted in the institutions that structure social relations, and (3) systemic domination rooted in capital accumulation – the constitutive dynamic of capitalism as a system of social relations.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9781003111399
Uncontrolled keywords: capitalism, critique, socialism
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Albena Azmanova
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2021 18:00 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2021 18:00 UTC
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