Introduction: Chile and the renewal of social critique

Juan Pablo Rodríguez*

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Rodríguez draws attention to the opportunity the current post-2011 mobilisations moment offers for analysing recent dynamics of resistance and contestation of neoliberal capitalism. Taking as a starting point the fact that most of 2011’s global wave of uprisings shares the basic Marxist emphasis on the systemic and global nature of capitalism and its pernicious and uneven effects, he introduces the idea of social critique as a practice of resistance used by academics and activists. By presenting Chile as a privileged case for the observation of these efforts to contest neoliberal policies and the mechanisms of neoliberal resilience at play, the chapter concludes with a call for a conceptual clarification of social critique, aided by observation of the practices of social critique carried out by social movements in Chile.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResisting Neoliberal Capitalism in Chile
Subtitle of host publicationThe Possibility of Social Critique
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-32108-6
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameMarx, Engels, and Marxisms
ISSN (Print)2524-7123

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