Postmodern mumbo jumbo

29 Aug, 2017 at 17:19 | Posted in Theory of Science & Methodology | 3 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


  1. Off the charts mumbo jumbo:

    The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct: A Sokal-Style Hoax on Gender Studies
    by Peter Boghossian, Ed.D. (aka Peter Boyle, Ed.D.)
    and James Lindsay, Ph.D. (aka, Jamie Lindsay, Ph.D.)

    • ‘Fashionable nonsense’ indeed 🙂
      Thanx for the link,

  2. Seems pretty clear to me: private capital creation by keystroke furthers neoliberal hegemony.

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