Rethinking Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century: The Tasks of Radical Critique

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  • Albena Azmanova University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36253/rifp-1685

Keywords:

radical critique, progressive politics, reification, structure, system, capitalism, socialism

Abstract

I address the return of Socialist dogma as an element of the “crisis of the crisis-of-capitalism,” and question the ability of progressive social critique’s toolkit to illuminate the sources of social harm in the current historical juncture. To hone its conceptual vigor, radical critique, I suggest, needs to dereify “structure” and shift its focus from structural to systemic dimensions in the operation of capitalism. This will allow us to discern precarity (the social and economic vulnerability related to insecure livelihoods), rather than inequality and exploitation (as produced within a class relation), as the landmark feature of social injustice in the early twenty-first century.

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Published

2022-06-09

How to Cite

Azmanova, A. (2022). Rethinking Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century: The Tasks of Radical Critique. Rivista Italiana Di Filosofia Politica, (2), 83-101. https://doi.org/10.36253/rifp-1685

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