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In Foucault and in some places Deleuze, power or sometimes ‘desire’ is all that knowledge is. Derrida’s well known splitting of Saussurean holism is in his concept of “differance” calliicos the ‘difference’ of presence and absence and the ‘deferral’ of presence through the operation of signifying chains.

Aly rated it liked it Oct 30, Tente novamente mais tarde. The contga of history: Anti-capitalist manifesto A Callinicos Polity The book is an essential read for students and academics across the humanities, particularly those interested in the history and periodicity of art, as well as anti-postmodernist social theorists like myself, and perhaps, a general readership of those who affiliate themselves with the political Left.

Because that which is external to the present is ‘unnameable’ because it is outside discourse, Derrida denies himself the means by which he can analyse the social forces behind racial apartheid, for example which he attempts to do in cpntra work. Althusser’s marxism A Callinicos.

The revenge of history: Universities in a neoliberal world A Callinicos Bookmarks Publications In the ‘worldly’ poststructuralism it is history and societal understanding that is deconstructed or denaturalised through genealogy. First the concept of ‘post-industrial society’ is totally dismantled through an analysis of misinterpretations of economic trends by the relevant theorists.


Against Postmodernism

To see what your dl thought of this book, please sign up. 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. Imperialism and global political economy A Callinicos Polity Is there a future for Calliniocs This position, Callinicos argues, does not deny the existence of objects. This is characterised accurately by Alain Badiou as “contemporary sophistry”, or an enemy of thought.

The origins of this theory are located in the philosophy of Nietzsche, specifically the ‘fiction’ of the subject, the plural nature of the self and posmoderniso idea of ‘will to power’, and how thought is simply expressive of this power.

The problem is that one category is reduced to another.

Lists with This Book. Nonetheless we see academics in various genres and studies claim a shift to postmodernism. Agency, structure, and change in social theory A Callinicos Brill Rafael rated callinnicos it was amazing Feb 26, International political economy social and political theory Marxism.

Return to Book Page. As with most critics of postmodernism, Callinicos doesn’t dismiss all pomo’s claims outright, but only their inconsistencies. And it denies that recent socio-economic developments represent any fundamental shift from classical patterns of capital accumulation. This implies a principle of csllinicos which is denied in poststructuralism.


Resistance is located in ‘life itself’ – a life that is dislocated and disunified, in contrast to the unities of ‘body’ and ‘state’. It challenges posmovernismo idealist irrationalism of post-structuralism. Jul 17, Michel rated it it was ok. The second aporia is ‘resistance’. The modes of resistance advocated here fall incredibly short.

There’s also a great, even-handed take on Habermas that’s worth checking out. 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’. An anti-capitalist critique A Callinicos Polity Albert Sonntag rated it it was amazing Jan 06, While Chapter 4 is a systematic critique of Habermas his idea of communicative rationality as manifest in contemporary liberal democracyChapter 5 returns to the critique of tendencies of postmodernist thought.

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. This is why Ferry and Renaut joke about Derrida’s similarities to Heidegger the “self-occultation of Being” as Callinicos puts it is similar to differance.