Postmodern mumbo jumbo soup

24 November, 2016 at 12:11 | Posted in Theory of Science & Methodology | 2 Comments

MUMBO-JUMBO1The move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power.

Judith Butler

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  1. Over-night sleeping bunk on a train. The hire of the higher is lower than the hire of the lower, because it is higher. If you hire a higher you will need to go down when you get up and get up when you lay down.

  2. Shorter Judith Butler:
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    “The move to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to rearticulation marked a shift to a conception of hegemony as bound up with the rearticulation of power.”
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    This is not “the same old mumbo jumbo”.
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    This is mumbo jumbo that takes tautology as its structural totality.


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