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Particularly politics in the last part of the book. It is not an extreme idealist ontology or a retreat to a magical variant of phenomenology.

But it is most distinctive in that it offers a historical reading of the theories of such currently fashionable thinkers as Baudrillard and Lyotard. Danny Wardle rated it really liked it Jan 01, There are three logical aporias Callinicos identifies in poststructuralism. This callincos 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.

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Aug 04, Alex Birchall rated it really liked it. In both Nietzsche and Foucault we see thought here reduced to interpretation and thus an irrational perspectivism or relativism is introduced. You don’t need to be a Marxist to agree with his critique of po’mo’ism.

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Yet 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’. Against Postmodernism by Alex Callinicos. It has become an intellectual commonplace to claim that we have entered the era of ‘postmodernity’.


Against Postmodernism

Modernity was perceived to be the ‘endgame’ or the realised ideals of the Enlightenment. Not only is this 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Callinicos’ argument is to reject postmodernism as a ‘retreat’ by the intellectuals of the s and 80s.

Foucault argues ‘the individual’ is produced by power.

Best critique of post-modernism around. But these theories often had anti-democratic implications.

First the concept of ‘post-industrial society’ is totally dismantled through an analysis of misinterpretations of economic trends by the relevant theorists. 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.

But what bothers Callinicos is apparently their second and third steps which seek to create zones of resistance and transformation in symbolic and cultural practices as well, and I see nothing wrong there, since as Marx callinics it well, symbolic and cultural practices are in an organic and reciprocal relation with the factual reality of forces of production.

Ravi rated it really liked it Oct 09, Posgmodernismo Review of International Affairs 20 4, At first it seemed Callinicos was going to discuss postmodern art, but the most of the book focused on philosophy and politics. I really appreciate what Callinicos tries to postmodernimo and restore here. Not worth your time.

Althusser’s marxism A Callinicos. Rafael rated it it was amazing Feb 26, laex 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 of his arguments seem to0 farfetched and shallow, that in some parts it becomes hard to distinguish him from the writers he criticizes.


Anti-capitalist manifesto A Callinicos Polity The first is its treatment of rationality, to be found in its philosophy of language.

Deleuze argues that the body as commonly understood is a reified form around organicity rather than a deterritorialised ‘smooth space’.

A Marxist critique A Callinicos.

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Derrida’s well known splitting of Saussurean holism is in his concept of “differance” – the ‘difference’ of presence and absence and the ‘deferral’ of presence through the operation of signifying chains.

For 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.

Against the third way: Finally, we come back to the strongly supported notion that postmodernism represented a political retreat by much of the Left. Cambridge Review of International Affairs 20 4, Firstly the concept of ‘modern’ is explained as the sweeping up of traditional societies by various events: