A Political Economy of the Senses: Neoliberalism, Reification, Critique

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byAnita Chari

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Anita Chari revives the concept of reification from Marx and the Frankfurt School to spotlight the resistance to neoliberal capitalism now forming at the level of political economy and at the more sensate, experiential level of subjective transformation. Reading art by Oliver Ressler, Zanny Begg, Claire Fontaine, Jason Lazarus, and Mika Rottenberg, as well as the politics of Occupy Wall Street, Chari identifies practices through which artists and activists have challenged neoliberalism's social and political logics, exposing its inherent tensions and contradictions.

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Anita Chari revives the concept of reification from Marx and the Frankfurt School to spotlight the resistance to neoliberal capitalism now forming at the level of political economy and at the more sensate, experiential level of subjective transformation. Reading art by Oliver Ressler, Zanny Begg, Claire Fontaine, Jason Lazarus, and Mi...

Anita Chari is assistant professor of political science at the University of Oregon. In addition to her work as a critical theorist, she is a creative writer, composer, and musician.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023117389X

ISBN - 13:9780231173896

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AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Toward the Materialization of CritiquePart I. Neoliberal Symptoms1. Neoliberal Symptoms: The Impasse Between Economics and Politics in Contemporary Political Theory2. Neoliberalism and Normative Ambivalence: Third-Generation Critical Theory and the Fetish of IntersubjectivityPart II. The Critique of Reification3. Alienation and Depoliticization: Rejoining Radical Democracy with the Critique of Capitalism4. Lukács's Turn to a Political Economy of the Senses5. The Reversibility of Reification: Adorno from the Aesthetic to the SocialPart III. A Political Economy of the Senses6. Defetishizing Fetishes: Art and the Critique of Capital in Neoliberal Society7. Occupy Wall Street: Challenging Neoliberal ReificationNotesBibliographyIndex

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