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Marx, Engels, and Marxisms

Resisting Neoliberal Capitalism in Chile

The Possibility of Social Critique

Authors: Rodríguez, Juan Pablo

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  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the key ideas and figures within the field of contemporary critical social theory
  • Offers an informative study of two cases of ‘critique in movement’ in Chile
  • Contains research from field work and interviews
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This book explores the relationship between recent theoretical debates around the fate of critique of neoliberal capitalism and critical theory, on the one hand, and the critical theories generated in and by social movements in Chile, on the other. By taking the idea of social critique as a field that encompasses both critical social theories and the practices of social criticism carried out by social movements, Resisting Neoliberal Capitalism in Chile explores how the student and the Pobladores movements map, resist and contest neoliberal capitalism in commodified areas such as education and housing in Chile, one of the first ‘neoliberal experiments’ in Latin America and the world.

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Juan Pablo Rodríguez received an M.A in Social and Political Thought from the University of Birmingham (2010) and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Bristol (2018). He has worked as researcher and part-time lecturer in Chilean universities, teaching modules on classic, modern and contemporary sociological theory, political sociology and social movements. Juan Pablo Rodríguez’s research interests include social theory, neo and post Marxism, and social movements, especially contemporary housing, student and socio-environmental movements. He is currently an honorary research associate at the University of Bristol and a visiting postdoctoral research fellow at the Latin American Centre (LAC), University of Oxford.

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“This ambitious book is a welcome contribution to a sociology of social movements grounded in a reflexive dialogue between critical theory, social movement studies and empirical enquiry … . it is promising that there are clear signs that researchers are returning to a much-needed sociology of social movements emerging from a reflexive dialogue between critical theories, social movement studies and empirical enquiry.” (Malik Fercovic, LSE Review of Books, April 22, 2020)


“This is an impressive and engaging book, combining systematic reflection on the very idea of social critique with a well-grounded presentation of Chilean social movements that embody critique in practice. Juan Pablo Rodriguez's orchestration of key analytical perspectives represents a strong contribution to neo-Marxist theory in its own right; but real radical campaigns are then allowed to speak back in their own voice.” (Gregor McLennan, Professor of Sociology, University of Bristol, UK)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resisting Neoliberal Capitalism in Chile
Book Subtitle
The Possibility of Social Critique
Authors
Series Title
Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32108-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32108-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32107-9
Series ISSN
2524-7123
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 214
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