Social critique and the aesthetic of cognitive mapping

Juan Pablo Rodríguez*

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Abstract

By exploring the relationship between Fredric Jameson’s notion of an aesthetics of cognitive mapping and Luc Boltanski’s critical sociology, this chapter discusses the status and modalities of ‘social totality’ in critical theory. By examining the possibilities of holding an emancipatory notion of social totality, Rodríguez shows that the very notion of social critique presupposes the idea of social totality and that a non-reductionist version of social totality is urgently required to aid critical theorists and social movements in approaching the complex realities of contemporary global capitalism and locating their practices in relation to both broader social structures and individuals’ experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResisting Neoliberal Capitalism in Chile
Subtitle of host publicationThe Possibility of Social Critique
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages55-81
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-32108-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-32107-9
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameMarx, Engels, and Marxisms
ISSN (Print)2524-7123
ISSN (Electronic)2524-7131

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  • Critical theories and social critique

    Rodríguez, J. P., 19 Dec 2019, (E-pub ahead of print) Resisting Neoliberal Capitalism in Chile: The Possibility of Social Critique. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 17-54 38 p. (Marx, Engels, and Marxisms).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  • From ‘laboratory’ to ‘paradise’: 40 years of neoliberalism in Chile

    Rodríguez, J. P., 19 Dec 2019, (E-pub ahead of print) Resisting Neoliberal Capitalism in Chile: The Possibility of Social Critique1. 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 109-117 9 p. (Marx, Engels, and Marxisms).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  • Introduction: Chile and the renewal of social critique

    Rodríguez, J. P., 19 Dec 2019, (E-pub ahead of print) Resisting Neoliberal Capitalism in Chile: The Possibility of Social Critique. p. 1-14 14 p. (Marx, Engels, and Marxisms).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

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